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2011-04-17 23:00:00

PERTH, Australia, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all infectious diseases, perhaps none grips parents with greater fear than meningitis, with its sudden onset, flu-like symptoms and potentially deadly nature. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cmo/49557/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/MM82275LOGO) World Meningitis Day, on Sunday 24 April, is dedicated to raising disease awareness, underscoring...

2010-12-10 07:43:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Second-hand smoke increases risk of invasive meningococcal disease in children, according to a new study, where authors also found a possible association of second-hand smoke exposure with invasive pneumococcal disease and Haemophilus influenzae type b. The authors reviewed and analyzed published studies (30 case-control and 12 cross-sectional studies, mostly conducted in high income countries with good vaccination policies). They used the findings of all studies that...

2010-12-08 14:11:45

Second-hand smoke increases risk of invasive meningococcal disease in children Children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed, reports a study from Chien-Chang Lee at the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, USA) and colleagues published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The authors also found a possible association of second-hand smoke exposure with invasive pneumococcal disease and Haemophilus influenzae type b....

2010-11-19 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from National Association of School Nurses at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=7aee6ed0-2aa4-41e2-bf06-bc955b09fc35 Back-to-school physicals may be over, but it's not too late to get your child vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease is a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take a child's life in just a single day. School nurses nationwide have joined...

2010-08-18 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new school year can be a busy time for families. As busy as it is, it's a critical time for parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on all recommended adolescent vaccines. The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is urging parents to protect their children from serious, sometimes life-threatening illnesses before they send them back to school. One such illness is meningococcal disease, a deadly but potentially vaccine-preventable bacterial...

2010-08-18 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of adolescents 13 to 17 years of age have not been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious disease that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day.( )In a recent Ipsos national survey, the majority of mothers with children in this age group had not vaccinated their children because they were not fully aware of the need for vaccination. However, once they were informed of the Centers for...

2010-08-17 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in San Diego against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend...

2010-08-16 09:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sacramento Board of Supervisors, including Roger Dickinson, Chair, have partnered with the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO), Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, and Sacramento Healthy Community Immunization Coalition, to declare August 16-20 as Voices of Meningitis Week in support of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Voices of Meningitis campaign, a program that aims to help educate families...

2010-08-10 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas School Nurses Organization (TSNO) and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in San Antonio against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and leading medical groups recommend...

2010-08-09 14:11:41

Genetic differences that make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune, are revealed in a new study of over 6,000 people, published today in Nature Genetics. The research, led by Imperial College London and the Genome Institute of Singapore, is the largest ever genetic study of meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria. It suggests that people who develop these diseases have innate differences in their...


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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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