Joining in on NYC Gay Pride Weekend at the end of this month? Health officials want to make sure you get your meningitis vaccination. Almost one third of men who’ve contracted the disease in NYC since August 2010 have died : according to a report from the Annals of Internal Medicine, 22 men have been afflicted with meningococcal disease through intimate encounters with other men
LONDON (Reuters) – Case numbers in Africa’s meningitis season this year were the lowest in 10 years thanks to a cheap new vaccine designed to treat a type of the disease common in the so-called meningitis belt, the World Health Organization said on Thu…
LONDON (Reuters) – Case numbers in Africa's meningitis season this year were the lowest in 10 years thanks to a cheap new vaccine designed to treat a type of the disease common in the so-called meningitis belt, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The vaccine, called MenAfriVac, was developed with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation specifically for use against meningitis …
The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations urges all governments to offer protection through National Immunisation Programmes to mark World Meningitis Day.(PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Governments worldwide are being encouraged to take up the fight against meningitis by including vaccines that can protect communities against the disease in their National Immunisation Programmes.The global campaign …
Global Campaign Targets Deadly Meningitis
The 42-day risk period for contracting fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections ended on Wednesday, since the drugs were recalled on Sept. 26, but new case reports will probably continue to trickle into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for at least a few months, said Dr. Tom Chiller, a fungal disease expert at the CDCWith 18 new cases reported last Friday, and abscesses …
Meningitis Risk Period: a 'Moving Target'
(Reuters) – The deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to tainted steroid medications from a Massachusetts company expanded to 18 states on Thursday with South Carolina reporting its first probable case of the disease.
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Meningitis outbreak spreads to 18 states with South Carolina case
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. doctors monitoring patients for signs of fungal meningitis can consider performing spinal taps, possibly weekly, on some of those who received contaminated steroid injections, even if they show no symptoms, health officials said on Wednesday.
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US doctors can consider spinal taps for more steroid patients-CDC
As investigators seek to discover what led to the contamination of medications behind an outbreak of fungal meningitis and 23 deaths, those directly affected by the disease face their own questions.