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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...

2010-02-22 07:19:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced that Menveo® (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine), a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135 in people 11 to 55 years of age(1). To view the multimedia assets...

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...

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2009-11-17 15:06:31

The World Health Organization is set to launch the largest-ever vaccination campaign against yellow fever in three African countries. Next week, WHO, UNICEF, national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, M©decins sans Frontires and other partners will be taking part in a mass vaccination campaign in an effort to help 11.9 million people in Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the highest risk of yellow fever has been reported. Agencies taking part in the campaign will also be handing...

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. The initiative strongly urges parents to vaccinate preteens and teens, who are at greater risk of getting meningococcal disease, including meningococcal meningitis--a rare, but serious bacterial infection. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

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. The initiative strongly urges parents to vaccinate preteens and teens, who are at greater risk of getting meningococcal disease, including meningococcal meningitis -- a rare, but serious bacterial infection. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

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. Jane Hession and Kathy Huddleson both lost an otherwise healthy child to the disease within hours of their first symptoms....


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  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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