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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.

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.

2009-08-24 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- School nurses and families affected by a potentially deadly form of meningitis today launched a national consumer education initiative, called Voices of Meningitis.

2009-08-24 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- School nurses and families affected by a potentially deadly form of meningitis today launched a national consumer education initiative, called Voices of Meningitis.

2009-08-13 13:12:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dressed in camouflage and armed with the facts of disease and prevention, Meningitis Teen Angels (MA) launched their new national meningitis pre-teen and teen back-to-school campaign today: Stomping Out Meningitis.

2009-05-19 13:37:16

British medical scientists say they have discovered how meningococcal bacteria break through the body's natural defense system to attack the brain. University of Nottingham researchers said their discovery could lead to better treatment and vaccines. The scientists said it can take just hours after symptoms appear for someone to die from bacterial meningitis, which in childhood is nearly exclusively caused by the respiratory tract pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis and...

2009-05-13 14:47:00

It can take just hours after the symptoms appear for someone to die from bacterial meningitis.

2009-05-11 07:30:00

Mothers of Children Personally Affected By Meningococcal Meningitis Reach Out to Other Families at www.nmaus.org/panel MARIETTA, Ga., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Lori Buher and Marybeth Leeber each watched her child ravaged by meningococcal disease (also known as bacterial meningitis) -- enduring comas, painful skin grafts, organ transplants and multiple limb amputations.

2009-04-24 11:38:00

HOUSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meningitis Angels, a national organization, will recognize World Meningitis Day (WMD) by enjoining Angels from around the world.

2009-04-20 05:00:00

World Meningitis Day is April 25, 2009 BALTIMORE, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual World Meningitis Day begins April 25, 2009 and is gaining national support. The day is meant to raise awareness and educate Americans about the dangers of contracting the Meningococcal disease.


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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