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Latest Neisseria meningitidis Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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