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Student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

May 31/GHLF Staff / 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/GHLF Staff / 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/GHLF Staff / 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/GHLF Staff / 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/GHLF Staff / 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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