meningitis

17 articles
Spotlight: Meningitis
Dec 3, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

With two concurrent university-based outbreaks, meningitis is all over the health news. But what exactly is meningitis and why are we so worried...

Update on Meningitis at Princeton University
Nov 27, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

Since March of this year, New Jersey based Princeton University has been dealing with an onslaught of severe bacterial meningitis cases. Last week,...

Ongoing Struggle with Meningitis W135 in Chile
Jun 18, 2013 | Michael Closer

On June 13, 2013, the Ministry of Health of Chile confirmed yet another case of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 in a child from the...

Los Angeles to Give Free Meningitis Vaccines
Apr 19, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Officials in Los Angeles County have started offering the meningitis vaccine for free to low-income and uninsured people in response to recent cases...

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Change in Vaccine Recommendations
Mar 22, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

In 2012, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) calculated a troubling statistic: the rate of invasive meningococcal...

First Meningitis, Now Spinal Infections
Nov 9, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Victims of the meningitis outbreak in the U.S. can’t seem to catch a break. Various hospitals recently revealed that large numbers of patients who...

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Kids Against Meningitis
Jun 21, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Federal regulators approved a new vaccine that could prevent bacterial meningitis in young children. Studies show that the combination vaccine,...

Meningitis Vaccine Development
Jan 26, 2012 | Gilan Megeed

Following the scare in Kuwait of a possible Meningitis-Neisseria outbreak, news came out of a potential breakthrough in the development of an...

Fear of Meningitis Spurs Kuwait Government into Action
Jan 16, 2012 | Gilan Megeed

Kuwait, a country where disease outbreaks and infectious diseases are uncommon, was unpleasantly surprised during the first week of the new year when...

Cerebrospinal Meningitis Outbreak in Ghana Leaves 5 Dead
Aug 4, 2011 | healthmap

An outbreak of CSM, commonly known as cerebrospinal meningitis, in the New Nsuta community of Obuasi Municipality in Ghana, has killed 5 and infected...

“Unusual Cluster” of Deadly Meningitis in New Zealand
Aug 3, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Health care professionals on New Zealand’s South Island have been told to be extra vigilant after 4 cases of a rare and aggressive type of meningitis...

Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) Reduces Cases
Jun 10, 2011 | healthmap

World Health Organization (WHO) data on the MenAfriVac vaccine distributed in Meningitis Belt countries show a massive decrease in cases in Burkina...

Meningitis in Ghana and the United States
Mar 18, 2011 | healthmap

Fifteen people have died from meningitis in Ghana’s Upper West Region with over 100 cases reported. Ghana is located in the Meningitis Belt of sub-...

Meningitis C in France
Feb 25, 2011 | healthmap

France is launching a vaccination campaign, aimed at students, due to the increase in Meningitis C cases in Lille.  Though the case count in the...

Meningitis on campus
Feb 17, 2011 | healthmap

Two US universities have seen meningitis cases recently.  In New York, a St. Lawrence University junior has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis...

Meningitis in Ukraine
Feb 17, 2011 | healthmap

On February 11th, in Zakarpatie, about 60 people were hospitalized, suspected of having the deadly disease - meningitis. Most of the patients are...

Meningitis Confirmed in Florida Prison
Feb 3, 2011 | healthmap

Last week, the Martin County Health Department released an official press release stating that a confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis had been...