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Kimberly’s story part 2: ‘This is a real disease’

Kimberly’s story part 2: ‘This is a real disease’

Jun 01// Meningitis

Kimberly’s story part 2: ‘This is a real disease’ Grieving Massapequa mom fights to put spotlight on meningococcal vaccine that could have saved her 17-year-old daughter’s life

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Florida kindergartner dies of bacterial meningitis

May 31// Meningitis

Florida kindergartner dies of bacterial meningitis Health officials say a kindergartner in Palm Beach County has died of bacterial meningitis.

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Jim Keeter questions effectiveness of bacterial meningitis shots

May 31// Meningitis

Jim Keeter questions effectiveness of bacterial meningitis shots The father of the Dakota Wesleyan University student who died of bacterial meningitis in September wants to clear the air about his son’s death.

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Student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

May 31// Meningitis

Student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis In a letter to parents on Friday, Swartz Creek Community Schools Middle School Principal Kevin Klaeren said that a student from the district had been diagnosed with the condition.

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Meningococcal disease confirmed in Rolla student

May 31// Meningitis

Meningococcal disease confirmed in Rolla student A culture taken from a Rolla student who is currently hospitalized has confirmed that the child has meningococcal disease, according to a local health official. Jodi Waltman, Phelps/Maries County Health Department administrator, told The Rolla Daily News that she learned of the confirmation early Friday afternoon.

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Suspected meningitis claims life of another child

May 31// Meningitis

Suspected meningitis claims life of another child (WRIC) — Earlier this month, a child in the Chickahominy District passed away after becoming infected with bacterial meningitis.

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Rachel Dawson, guest columnist: Meningitis vaccine should protect our troops among other Americans

May 31// Meningitis

Rachel Dawson, guest columnist: Meningitis vaccine should protect our troops among other Americans We all know it’s better to avoid a disease than have to battle it. As a doctor who cares for members of our military, prevention is not just better. It’s imperative.

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CDC to Consider Routine Recommendation of Meningococcal Vaccine

May 31// Meningitis

CDC to Consider Routine Recommendation of Meningococcal Vaccine Health officials and parents who have lost children to the deadly meningococcal disease say the best way to prevent more young people from tragically dying from the disease is to get them vaccinated.

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CDC could recommend new vaccine

May 31// Meningitis

CDC could recommend new vaccine COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet next Wednesday to discuss whether to recommend a new meningitis vaccine to the general public.

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Committee Should Update Meningitis Vaccine Recommendations

May 31// Meningitis

Committee Should Update Meningitis Vaccine Recommendations On college and university campuses across the country, this is one of the most exciting times of year. As the graduates of 2015 celebrate receiving their degrees, preparations are already underway for the incoming class of 2019.

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