Meningitis

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Name: Meningitis
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 42 mins ago - 2 reports

Macomb County warns of West Nile Virus after it's found in 2 mosquitoes

The Macomb County Health Department is reminding residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus after it was detected in a sample of mosquitoes collected in Fraser — the first positive sample in the county this summer.Residents should check screens ... [Published Detroit Free Press - 2 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Parents urged to get kids vaccinated for meningitis

An Aurora-based nonprofit is reminding parents as they send their children back to school to get educated about the risks of acquiring meningitis and other dangerous diseases.The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians says vaccinations help children avoid ... [Published Colorado Springs Gazette - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

UW-La Crosse offers health tips for college students

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -With college students set to return to campus over the next couple of weeks, La Crosse health officials have some reminders for those students.At the Student Health Center on the UW-La Crosse campus, the clinic offers vaccines for ... [Published WXOW TV-19 - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Hajj pilgrims must have meningitis vaccination: CDC

Hajj pilgrims will have to be vaccinated against meningitis before they depart to reduce the risk of getting the disease, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.Citing Saudi Arabian immigration polices, the CDC said all visitors applying ... [Published Taipei Times Online - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Remembering Eva Ackerman

Baby Eva Ackerman came into this world bright eyed, strong, and healthy. Two weeks after going home, she came down with meningitis. She never got to come back home."Her name means life giving and I think she gave us so much life and so many experiences." ... [Published WOWT - 4 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

Do You Recognise The Signs Of Meningitis?

Meningitis Now issues warning as children start back at school ... [Published Wandsworth SW18 - 6 hours ago]
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First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

West Nile blamed in 2 encephalitis cases

The West Nile virus is paying its annual visit to Ohio.A 24-year-old Muskingum County woman and a 78-year-old Cuyahoga County woman are the first humancases of West Nile virus identified in the state this year, the Ohio Department of Health saidyeste ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 7 reports

‘Freshers’ urged to get meningitis vaccine before heading to university

Students heading to university in the next few weeks are being urged to get vaccinated against meningococcal C (MenC) infection.Dudley Council’s Office of Public Health is advising all freshers to book an appointment with their GP, before they leave for ... [Published Stourbridge News - 11 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Meningitis warning for Sunderland students

STUDENTS are being urged to protect themselves against a killer brain bug before setting off to university.For the first time, the Government has launched a pre-university booster programme to ensure students are protected against meningitis.Three years ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Bacterial meningitis incidence falls in the U.S.

6 mins ago in Science.Advances in the prevention and treatment of bacterial meningitis appear to be paying dividends in the U.S. A new report has revealed a significant drop in prevalence and mortality following the introduction new treatments.Bacterial ... [Published Digital Journal - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 8 reports

Freshers urged to get Meningitis C vaccine

NOW that all the anxiety and waiting is over a lot of Stroud's 18-year-olds are getting ready to head off to university next month.And while it is an exciting time meeting new flat mates, going to great parties and in many cases exploring new cities, ... [Published Stroud News and Journal - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Students urged to get MenC vaccine

Students heading to university are being encouraged to get the MenC vaccination.The vaccine will protect the students against the rare but life threatening disease meningitis.Although uncommon it can occur in young adults - however it is completely preventable ... [Published Energy FM - Aug 20 2014]

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"Make sure they have a copy of their insurance card, and wherever they are going off to school, kind of do a little planning as well as which medical facilities are available,” Hill said."
"It builds antibodies of the particular targeted pathogens that your vaccinating against and over a period of time some vaccines the immunity begins to diminish some what with time and what were talking about with the seventh graders is a reinvigoration in you would of that immune response" MacRae said
"Her name means life giving and I think she gave us so much life and so many experiences." said Elizabeth Ackerman
"These findings suggest that infection has a powerful but short-lived effect on stroke risk," says senior author Heather Fullerton. "The infections are acting as a trigger in children who are likely predisposed to stroke."

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Janeil rises to the top [Published Barbados Advocate - 22 mins ago]
Parents urged to get kids vaccinated for mening... [Published Colorado Springs Gazette - 2 hours ago]
UW-La Crosse offers health tips for college stu... [Published WXOW TV-19 - 2 hours ago]
Macomb County warns of West Nile Virus after it... [Published Detroit Free Press - 2 hours ago]
Hajj pilgrims must have meningitis vaccination:... [Published Taipei Times Online - 3 hours ago]
New Vaccinations Required for Maryland Students [Published NBC25 - 4 hours ago]
Remembering Eva Ackerman [Published WOWT - 4 hours ago]
What is Ebola Fever? [Published Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - 5 hours ago]
HEALTH: Back to school vaccines [Published WEAR TV 3 - 5 hours ago]
West Nile virus shows up in mosquitoes from Sou... [Published Lehigh Valley Live - 6 hours ago]
Do You Recognise The Signs Of Meningitis? [Published Wandsworth SW18 - 6 hours ago]
Common Infections Linked To Some Stroke Risk In... [Published RTTNews.com - 6 hours ago]
Hearing aids, cochlear implants and hearing loops [Published Observer News - 6 hours ago]
September is start of peak time for Meningitis [Published Banbridge Leader - 6 hours ago]
First He Went To The Hospital. Then He Felt The... [Published Upworthy - 7 hours ago]
New: First confirmed case of human West Nile vi... [Published Northland's NewsCenter - 8 hours ago]
Gaza Crisis: "People seem like they have lost h... [Published CARE International UK - 8 hours ago]
GC extends registration deadline [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - 9 hours ago]
Rapid humanitarian research fund kicks in for E... [Published SciDev.Net - 9 hours ago]
‘Freshers’ urged to get meningitis vaccine befo... [Published Stourbridge News - 11 hours ago]
College-bound students need to add meningitis v... [Published The Buckeye Lake Beacon - 11 hours ago]
Meltham couple Helen and Nigel Baucutt who lost... [Published Huddersfield Daily Examiner - 11 hours ago]
PHE urges London’s Freshers to get MenC vaccine... [Published My Health London - 11 hours ago]
Deaf expo focuses on invisible disability [Published Geelong Advertiser - 12 hours ago]
Review of the Day: El Deafo by Cece Bell [Published School Library Journal - 14 hours ago]
Bobbi Rees: Nefyn and Pwllheli fundraisers in m... [Published North Wales Daily Post - 15 hours ago]
West Nile blamed in 2 encephalitis cases [Published Columbus Dispatch - 15 hours ago]
Catching A Cold May Run Into Stroke Risk For Kids [Published MedIndia - 15 hours ago]
As schools open, many youngsters not up to date... [Published Lawton Constitution - 16 hours ago]
Borough freshers urged to get meningitis vaccin... [Published Evesham Journal - 16 hours ago]
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2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningi... [Published MedlinePlus Health News - Aug 19 2014]
Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization , Meningitis ...
[Comment] Meningococcal carriage: the dilemma o... [Published The Lancet online - Aug 19 2014]
The prevalence of acute bacterial meningitis and septicaemia due to Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib), Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis has greatly decreased in Europe and North America since the successful introduction of capsular polysaccharide ...
Ebola 2014: An evolving epidemic [Published H5N1 - Aug 18 2014]
Thanks to Greg Folkers for sending the link to this report in Annals of Internal Medicine: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in 2014: The Tale of an Evolving EpidemicEbola. Excerpt:The current outbreak, which began in December 2013 and is the largest ever, was ...
National Immunization Awareness Month [Published I Am Biotech - Aug 18 2014]
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, providing a reminder of the importance of proper vaccination just as kids are heading back to school. Schools are a prime venue for transmitting vaccine-preventable diseases, and school-age children can ...
Two people die in New Brunswick air ambulance p... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 16 2014]
GRAND MANAN, N.B. — A paramedic and a pilot died early Saturday when the chartered plane that airlifts people from Grand Manan island to hospitals on the New Brunswick mainland crashed near the island’s airport runway. A news release from Ambulance ...
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