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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.
Children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed.
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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.
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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.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Association of School Nurses (TASN) and the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Memphis 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.
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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