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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...

2008-12-08 21:42:29

One-fifth of the standard dose of a commonly used meningitis vaccine may be as effective as using the full dose, researchers in Norway said. Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and colleagues at Epicentre -- the research arm of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres -- and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda said the finding should allow scarce vaccine resources to be stretched further, especially during epidemics in Africa. In 2004, a...

2008-12-02 07:30:00

Newly Published Call to Action Highlights Need to Reduce Disparities in Meningococcal Vaccination; Increase Educational Efforts BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' (NFID) S.T.O.P. (Share. Teach. Outreach. Protect.) Meningitis! coalition, composed of many of the nation's leading medical and advocacy organizations, recently issued a Call to Action to improve adolescent meningococcal vaccination rates and to reduce immunization disparities...

2008-12-05 12:46:38

One fifth of the standard dose of a commonly used meningitis vaccine may be as effective as using the full dose. This new finding should allow scarce vaccine resources to be stretched further, especially during epidemics in Africa.In a study initiated by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, together with Epicentre (the research arm of Doctors Without Borders/M©decins Sans Frontires), and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, immune responses in patients receiving...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

Infants, adolescents and young adults are at the highest risk of contracting meningococcal meningitis. Recognizing the symptoms and learning about vaccine prevention can save your child from its terrible consequences. -- Lynn Bozof can still remember the phone call that changed her family's life forever. On a Wednesday morning, March 1998, her son Evan, a junior at Georgia Southwestern University, called to say he was having a terrible migraine headache. Hours later, he was in intensive...

2008-05-06 09:01:22

New Phase III data for Menveo(R) (MenACWY-CRM) show that the vaccine produced a greater immune response against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W-135 and Y in adolescents 11-18 years of age compared to Menactra(R). Infection with any of these four vaccine-preventable serogroups can lead to bacterial meningitis, an infection of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord, or sepsis, a serious infection of the blood stream. Results of this first head-to-head trial of Menveo compared to...

2006-03-15 08:20:00

LONDON (Reuters) - A vaccine against meningitis A will be tested and if all goes well could be available in the next few years in Africa where the disease kills thousands of people each year, researchers said on Wednesday. The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) and the privately owned Serum Institute of India Ltd said Phase 1 trials of the vaccine have paved the way for tests in Gambia and Mali later this year following approval from regulatory authorities. "If all continues to go as well in...

2006-02-10 10:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In adolescents, intimate kissing with multiple partners, attending college, and a history of preceding illness are independent risk factors for meningococcal disease, whereas religious observance and meningococcal vaccination are tied to reduced risks, new research shows. Meningococcal disease -- a bacterial infection of the fluid within the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord -- is largely a disease affecting children younger than 5 years, although in...


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