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Meningitis

New WHO Report Provides Road Map for Effective Vaccine Introductions

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

In the mid-1990s, when I started working with the World Health Organization (and at that time, the Children's Vaccine Initiative, a pre-cursor to the ...

Meningitis Outbreak Rattles L.A.'s Gay Community

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of ...

Foreign Vaccine Used At 2nd US Campus

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss drug maker Novartis says a second U.S. university is using its new vaccine against meningitis B. Novartis said Monday that the ...

University Moves To Stop Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | College

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 31 (Reuters) - Students at a California public university where meningococcal disease brok...

Students May Get Unlicensed Vaccine To Stop Disease Outbreak

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | College

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials are considering whether to provide students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an unlicensed vaccine ...

Explained: The Dangerous Infection Spreading At Princeton And UC Santa Barbara

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Twelve people at two U.S. universities have developed bacterial meningitis so far this year, with most of the cases occurring in just the last month, ...

Princeton Student Describes Meningitis: 'Excruciating'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Michael Moorin, one of the seven confirmed cases of meningitis on Princeton's campus, joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to share his experience with the di...

Princeton Tries To Stop Deadly Disease

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL and SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 11.18.2013 | College

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to...

Princeton University Meningitis Outbreak Prompts CDC To Import Vaccine

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | College

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Officials at Princeton University in New Jersey are considering measures to stop the spread of meningitis on the Ivy League c...

We're Missing Opportunities to Protect Our Children

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Parents and caregivers should ask about vaccination every time they take children for a health care visit. For many families, it's easier than ever to get complete vaccination coverage.

Pfizer Sells Millions Of Key Vaccine Cheaply To Poor Countries

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

TRENTON, N.J. -- Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis a...

WATCH: Donors Raise Money For Teen Who Lost All Four Limbs

Posted 07.02.2013 | Los Angeles

People survive tragedy with the help of others. Kaitlyn Dobrow lost all four of her limbs earlier this year after contracting meningococcal meningi...

Vaccine Funding Drives Africa Meningitis Cases To Lowest In Decade

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - Case numbers in Africa's meningitis season this year were the lowest in 10 years thanks to a cheap new vaccine designed t...

Fifth Annual Meningitis Gala Honors NASCAR Driving Philanthropist

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

The National Meningitis Association gala (NMA) Give Kids a Shot, held recently at the New York Athletic Club, attracted people from all over the natio...

School Shuts Down After 16-Year-Old Student Dies Of Meningitis

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public School officials opted to close Lindblom Math & Science Academy as a "precaution" Wednesday after a 16-year-old student died of bacteri...

Fear and Misinformation: Meningitis and the LGBT Community

James Peron | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Meningitis is a communicable disease. So is fear. Let's be rational and work to stop the one, without spreading the other.

Man's Sudden Brain Death Sends Shockwaves Through Gay Community

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A 33-year-old West Hollywood man who felt sickened by bacterial meningitis earlier this week has been declared brain dead amid warnings...

New York Department Of Health Expands Meningitis Vaccine Recommendations

New York Department Of Health | Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is expanding a recommendation issued earlier this month by the New York City Department of Health and Me...

Meningitis Outbreak Causes Another Death

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- A new death related to meningitis was reported by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) on Thursday. An 87-year-ol...

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Could Have Been Worse: CDC

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - As bad as the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been, so far infectin...

Meningitis Outbreak In Brooklyn Among Gay Men

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Living in New York City is great -- at least most of the time. Sometimes it's not. Now is one of those times. The city has announced that there is a meningitis outbreak among men who have sex with men in Brooklyn. Get vaccinated. Oh, and tell your friends to get vaccinated, too.

Dozens Sue Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy, But Compensation Uncertain

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dennis O'Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid...

Practicing Bad Medicine

Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH

Many people are demanding better oversight of drug manufacturers in the wake of the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. But few people are asking an even more important question: Why were these patients getting questionable -- and mostly unnecessary -- steroid injections in the first place?

Lessons From Meningitis

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gary Puckrein

The recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has resulted in a steadily increasing number of deaths, crystalizes the importance of vigilant regulation of the pharmaceutical industry and affirms the need for swift correctional mechanisms in the case of tainted medicines.

Nearly 500 Cases In Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov 21 (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of infections linked to tainted steroid injections is approachin...