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2011-08-15 09:00:00

DENVER, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado State University and Sierra's Race Against Meningitis joined the Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) today in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the Fort Collins meningitis outbreak, to urge local parents to vaccinate their preteen and teenage children against meningococcal disease this back-to-school season. A recent national public health survey shows that only...

2011-08-02 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national survey shows most preteens and teens engage in day-to-day activities that may put them at risk of contracting meningococcal meningitis, a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of an otherwise healthy child in just a single day. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN), in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, conducted the survey as part of its Voices of Meningitis back-to-school...

2011-07-26 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN) has joined with the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Consortium for Healthy and Immunized Communities, Inc. on the Cleveland 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...

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...

2011-05-26 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...

2011-04-26 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 16:37:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Menactra in children as young as 9 months for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menactra already is approved for use in people ages 2 through 55 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening illness caused by bacteria 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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