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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. 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....

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. "We recognize the dangers of meningitis and the importance of being vaccinated against the disease," said Fran Lessans, CEO of Passport Health, the largest provider of travel medical services and immunizations...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

National Meningitis Association Urges Parents to Protect Their Preteens and Teens through Vaccination MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What began for Gerald Pe as a pleasant day at the beach quickly turned into a fight for his life and resulted in him losing portions of his feet and suffering organ failure. Lynn Bozof's son, Evan, called home from college to say he had a terrible headache, and within hours was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit; Evan died 26 days later. Gerald and...

2008-12-09 14:18:58

British researchers, reporting success with malaria vaccine trials, are calling for the next phase of development -- a broader vaccination base. Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said the trial has proven successful among infants and toddlers in Tanzania and Kenya, the school reported in a news release. The vaccine in trial has the potential to be integrated into existing infant vaccination programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Information on two trials of the malaria...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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