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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...

2010-07-20 08:00:00

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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical groups recommend...

2010-07-13 10:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The California School Nurses Organization (CSNO), Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Sacramento Healthy Community Immunization Coalition, and California Immunization Coalition have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Sacramento against meningococcal disease, a rare but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The School Nurse Organization of Oklahoma (SNOO), Oklahoma City County Health Department, and Oklahoma County Immunization Coalition have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Oklahoma City 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...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN) and the Mid America Immunization Coalition have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Missouri 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...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Association of School Nurses (FASN) and Hillsborough County Health Department have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Tampa 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 vaccination for...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Association of School Nurses (FASN) and Orange County Health Department have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Orlando 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 vaccination for...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Carolina Association of School Nurses (SCASN) and the Children's Hospital of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) have joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Greenville 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...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The School Nurse Association of North Carolina (SNANC) has joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teens in Charlotte 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 vaccination for preteens and teens 11 through...

2009-12-21 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This winter, while many parents are focused on influenza prevention, the National Meningitis Association (NMA) is urging parents to also protect their families from meningococcal disease, a deadly but potentially vaccine preventable bacterial infection. Linda Fryer's 16-year-old daughter Adrienne lost her life in less than 24 hours to what initially seemed like the flu. The killer was in fact meningococcal disease, which can lead to death or...


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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