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2012-08-08 02:28:37

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Association of School Nurses (GASN) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With more than 36 percent of Georgia teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, GASN is bringing "Boost...

2012-07-31 06:25:14

"Facing Meningitis" video features meningitis survivor, Jamie Schanbaum, and parents of Nicolis Williams HOUSTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "If you don't get the vaccine for meningitis, you're literally putting yourself at risk to die," explains meningitis survivor Jamie Schanbaum in the Texas Children's Hospital video, "Facing Meningitis." Schanbaum, a University of Texas student who had both of her legs amputated after contracting meningitis as a college sophomore in...

2012-06-19 02:28:27

CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in West Virginia may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The West Virginia Association of School Nurses (WVASN) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to...

2012-06-14 06:24:10

ST. LOUIS, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Missouri may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that parents...

2012-06-11 02:26:04

ATLANTA, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Georgia may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Georgia Association of School Nurses...

2012-06-06 06:25:56

DALLAS, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Texas may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The Texas School Nurses Organization (TSNO) has joined organizations and community leaders on an initiative to ensure that parents are aware of the new Texas...

2012-06-05 06:28:28

MINNEAPOLIS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Minnesota may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota (SNOM) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that...

2012-05-31 06:28:35

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Tennessee may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The Tennessee Association of School Nurses (TASN) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that...

2012-05-30 06:25:59

SALT LAKE CITY, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Utah may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The Utah School Nurse Association (USNA) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that parents are aware of the...

2012-05-30 02:26:16

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Kentucky may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The Kentucky School Nurses Association (KSNA) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that...


Latest Neisseria meningitidis 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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