CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Springbok loose forward Schalk Burger has been sent home to recuperate after spending two weeks in a Cape Town hospital being treated for bacterial meningitis, the player's agent confirmed on Thursday. Bacterial meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, a disease he contracted after undergoing surgery to reduce pressure on a nerve …
(Reuters) – A rare outbreak of fungal meningitis in the United States has so far killed eight people.
PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A push to protect against bacterial meningitis in Crook County has resulted in more than 2,000 people getting vaccines in the past two weeks. The Bend Bulletin reports that six people have been sickened since March in the Central Oregon county of about 27,000 people.
Read the article:
2,000 vaccinated against meningitis in Ore.
New students at Texas State are now required by law to be vaccinated for bacterial meningitis, effective January 2012.
See the original post:
Meningitis vaccine becomes required by law for incoming students
Meningitis, a disease caused by infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, usually can be treated but is sometimes fatal.
Read the article:
Meningitis complications felled Throgmartin, family says
(Medical Xpress) — Researchers in Chile have successfully tested a vaccine against meningococcus B, a strain of bacteria that causes meningococcal diseases, including one of the commonest forms of meningitis, a disease in which membranes covering the brain and spinal cord become inflamed. Meningitis can be caused by viruses or bacteria, but the bacterial forms, such as meningococcus B, are more …
See more here:
Meningitis B type vaccine available soon
HOUSTON – A new law taking effect January 1 will require all Texas college students under 30 to show proof they’ve received the bacterial meningitis vaccine. Previously, only students living in on-campus dorms were required to have the vaccine
Bacterial Meningitis is a serious infection that covers the brain and spinal cord. Once contracted, it can spread incredibly fast. For years, colleges and universities have required students living in the dorms to get the vaccine, but now the doors have opened up to a much larger group of students who’ll need it.
DALLAS – It was because of two heartbreaking Texas cases, featured in a new public service announcement, that the state’s meningitis law was expanded. Meningococcal Disease is a bacterial illness easily spread by close contact or respiratory droplets. Bacterial meningitis is an inflammation of the menbranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord