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2012-05-03 06:26:41

HOUSTON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meningitis Angels (MA) a national organization founded in memory of Ryan Milley the only child of Bob and Frankie Milley (Milley) announced today the launch of a national contest that would have tweens and teens ages 10-18 submit a photo of themselves getting their meningitis shot. A complete set of rules for entry may be found at http://www.meningitis-angels.org/meningitis-angels-vaccination-poster-contest.html. "We hope this contest will...

2012-02-13 06:41:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study has found that routine infant immunizations that have a vaccine of serogroup B Neisseria meningitides (a bacterium that causes serious diseases like meningitis) produced minimal interference with response to the routine vaccinations and was effective against meningococcal strains.  In some clinical trials, serogroup B Neisseria meningitides (MenB) vaccines were proven to control a clonal MenB scare in New Zealand and were effective, but the high...

2011-10-20 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Low rates of meningococcal vaccination among adolescents in Washington has triggered King County Executive Dow Constantine, Neighborcare Health and the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW) to join forces with the School Nurses Organization of Washington (SNOW) to declare today King County Meningitis Awareness Day. A recent national public health survey shows that meningococcal vaccination rates among adolescents in Washington have...

2011-09-28 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Low rates of meningococcal vaccination among adolescents in California has triggered The San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) to join forces with the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) to declare this week San Diego Meningitis Awareness Week. A national public health survey released last month shows that more than one third of adolescents in California have not been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, which is below the...

2011-09-13 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Low rates of meningococcal vaccination among adolescents in Florida has triggered Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Orange County Health Department to join forces with the Florida Association of School Nurses (FASN) to declare Meningitis Awareness Day in Orange County. A recent national public health survey shows that approximately 55 percent of adolescents in Florida have been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, which is far below the U.S....

2011-09-08 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Low rates of meningococcal vaccination among adolescents in Ohio has triggered the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Consortium for Healthy and Immunized Communities, Inc. (CHIC) to join forces with the Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN), to declare Meningitis Awareness Day in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. A recent national public health survey shows that nearly 40 percent of adolescents in Ohio...

2011-08-23 17:58:33

Saudi Ministry of Health issues the entry visa requirements and recommendations for the Hajj and Umra season in 2011 Elsevier, the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that the Saudi Ministry of Health has published its 2011 health conditions for travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The publication, published in the August Issue of Journal of Infection and Public Health...

2011-08-23 04:21:00

AMMAN, Jordan, August 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saudi Ministry of Health issues the entry visa requirements and recommendations for the Hajj and Umra season in 2011 Elsevier, the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that the Saudi Ministry of Health has published its 2011 health conditions for travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The publication, published in...

2011-08-15 09:00:00

DENVER, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado State University and Sierra's Race Against Meningitis joined the Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) today in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the Fort Collins meningitis outbreak, to urge local parents to vaccinate their preteen and teenage children against meningococcal disease this back-to-school season. A recent national public health survey shows that only...

2011-08-02 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national survey shows most preteens and teens engage in day-to-day activities that may put them at risk of contracting meningococcal meningitis, a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of an otherwise healthy child in just a single day. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN), in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, conducted the survey as part of its Voices of Meningitis back-to-school...