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Michigan must prepare for meningitis B vaccine and protect students on every campus

Michigan must prepare for meningitis B vaccine and protect students on every campus

May 31// Meningitis

Michigan must prepare for meningitis B vaccine and protect students on every campus Their names were Emily Stillman and Carly Glynn. They attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State University, respectively, and they were both just 19 years old when they died recently of meningitis.

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Health officials confirm seventh case of bacterial infection tied to University of Oregon outbreak

May 31// Meningitis

Health officials confirm seventh case of bacterial infection tied to University of Oregon outbreak A seventh person has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease linked to the University of Oregon outbreak, Oregon Public Health officials confirmed Friday.

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Officials Should Act Now to Make Meningitis B Vaccines Available in Virginia

May 31// Meningitis

Officials Should Act Now to Make Meningitis B Vaccines Available in Virginia A number of college campuses across the country have recently experienced outbreaks of meningoccal disease. However, few people realize that a specific strain of the disease – meningitis B – has often been the culprit.

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CDC Should Act to Make Meningitis Vaccine Widely Available

May 31// Meningitis

CDC Should Act to Make Meningitis Vaccine Widely Available Vaccination authorities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a critical opportunity this summer to help ensure that college students and other at-risk Americans are protected from a particularly deadly form of bacterial meningitis.

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Dr. Deepa Mukundan is an associate professor at the University of Toledo college of medicine and life sciences

May 31// Meningitis

Dr. Deepa Mukundan is an associate professor at the University of Toledo college of medicine and life sciences Vaccination is the topic of one of our country’s most heated debates. No matter your position on the issue, we should all appreciate the choice — and the privilege — we have in the matter.

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Meningitis B Should be Added to Recommended Vaccine List

May 31// Meningitis

Meningitis B Should be Added to Recommended Vaccine List Recently, England approved a Meningitis B vaccine to protect its children, yet American students remain vulnerable. In June of 2015 ACIP will meet to once again take up the issue of Meningitis B vaccine recommendations. As a practitioner of modern medicine, I strongly encourage ACIP to […]

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After loss of infant son, vaccine advocacy is personal

May 31// Meningitis

After loss of infant son, vaccine advocacy is personal In February the committee that advises the Centers for Disease Control recommended that high-risk populations be vaccinated against the B strain, to be fully protected against the disease that most commonly afflicts teens and college students. That was a good start. But it is the hope […]

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Resolution from Northern Arizona associated students on Meningitis B regarding ACIP

May 31// Meningitis

Resolution from Northern Arizona associated students on Meningitis B regarding ACIP

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Meningitis: We need to do more

May 31// Meningitis

Meningitis: We need to do more (Please click the image above to enlarge)

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No increased meningitis B risk at Princeton

May 31// Meningitis

No increased meningitis B risk at Princeton The risk of meningits B at Princeton University is now considered the same as at any other university, Princeton officials learned during recent consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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