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2011-06-22 10:00:00

SEATTLE, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The School Nurses Organization of Washington (SNOW) has joined with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW) on the Seattle Voices of Meningitis campaign to help educate parents of preteens and teens about the dangers of meningitis and importance of vaccination. Meningococcal disease is a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and kill an otherwise healthy...

2011-06-18 23:01:00

HOUSTON, June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Father's Day is a special day for Angels Dads on Meningitis (ADOM). Angel dads from across the country came together in Denver, Colorado to launch a national campaign on meningitis awareness. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110619/DC22374 ) Meningitis Angels (MA) was founded in memory of Ryan Milley who became ill on Father's Day 1998 and died the next morning. Bob Milley said, "Ryan was our only child, he should not have...

2011-06-15 10:00:00

DENVER, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) has joined with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, among other local organizations, on the Denver Voices of Meningitis campaign to help educate parents of preteens and teens about the dangers of meningitis and importance of vaccination. Meningococcal disease is a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and kill an otherwise healthy young person in just a...

2011-06-15 04:00:00

SCHLIEREN, Switzerland, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GlycoVaxyn AG, a leader in the development of conjugate vaccines, today announced that it will host its Second Annual Science Day to discuss challenges and opportunities in vaccine development on June 16-17, 2011, in Cannes, France. "A number of serious bacterial diseases still lack vaccines while antibiotic resistance is growing and the costs for vaccines development is increasing," said Philippe Dro, CEO of GlycoVaxyn. "Setbacks in...

2011-06-09 14:03:20

New immunization campaigns to protect millions more in 2011; $375 million funding shortfall hindering wider rollout; new analysis projects enormous cost benefit over next decade from adopting new vaccine over existing ones Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger report the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded during an epidemic season this year following the successful introduction of a new vaccine that could eliminate the primary cause of the deadly disease from Africa's...

2011-06-03 11:00:00

New Regulations to Take Effect in August HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents and caregivers are urged to use the summer break to make sure all students' immunizations are up to date before new regulations take effect in August, the Department of Health said today. To begin the 2011-12 school year, teen students must be able to prove they have received: Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis) Tdap booster (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough) Chickenpox - a...

2011-05-26 16:14:00

Frankie Milley Gives Her Reaction to Yesterday's Meeting WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 25, in Washington, D.C., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted the first of a series of national and regional meetings to gather stakeholder and expert input about adding a new meningitis vaccine to the infant immunization schedule. Meningitis Angels Founder and National Director Frankie Milley participated in yesterday's dialogue and spoke...

2011-05-04 08:00:00

TULSA, Okla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulsa Shock guard Andrea Riley and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Tulsa community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Lanier and...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and singer Tiffany Thornton, star of the Disney Channel's So Random, nearly lost her life to meningococcal disease as a teen, and is sharing her personal battle with the disease through the Voices of Meningitis initiative urging parents to vaccinate their preteen and teenage children. As the new spokesperson, Thornton joins school nurses, parents, other survivors of the disease and health experts nationwide as part of Voices of...

2011-04-22 16:58:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted licensure to expand the indication for its meningococcal conjugate vaccine, Menactra® (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine), to include a two-dose schedule for infants and children 9 months through...


Latest Meningococcal disease Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 16:38:12

Neisseria meningitidis is a heterotrophic gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known for its role in meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and is responsible for epidemics in Africa and in Asia. In the US there are approximately 2500 to 3500 cases of N. meningitides infections. Children under 5 are at a higher risk as well as people in the sub-Saharan...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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