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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.