Meningococcal Disease News
Princeton Students May Get Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine
The students at Princeton University aren't kissing one another anymore. Well, at least they shouldn't be. A rare strain of meningitis -- meningococcal type B -- is sweeping the campus and has infected seven undergraduate students since last March. "They really just tell us don't share saliva at
Toddler Injured in Sandy Now Battles Deadly Infection
A Georgia 2-year-old struck by a tree branch during superstorm Sandy is now battling a potentially life-threatening illness he contracted while in the hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, his family said on Facebook. Tripp Halstead was playing outside his daycare center in Winder, ...
Meningitis Outbreak Hits HIV-Positive Men in New York
New York City health officials are investigating an outbreak of meningitis among HIV-positive men, one of whom has died while another remains in critical condition. “Men experiencing high fever, headache, stiff neck and rash are advised to immediately contact their health care providers,” the ...
California Researcher Dies From Infection He Studied
The death of a 25-year-old researcher studying a sinister strain of bacteria has highlighted the hazards of infectious disease research . The man, whose name has not been released, died Saturday at the San Francisco VA Medical Center from a meningococcal infection he may have acquired while working
CIA and NSA Websites Invite Children
Worried about what your children are getting into while surfing the Web? Well, how about organizations involved in intelligence gathering and espionage? Despite their very adult missions, both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency have sections specifically for ...
Students Aim to Curb Meningitis
ABC News on Campus reporter Chelsea Smith blogs: In 2006 entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie created TOMS Shoes after witnessing children living barefoot during a trip to Argentina. His company donates a pair of shoes to a child in need in one...
Dr. Besser's Notebook: New Meningitis Shot Protects Hearing in Africa's Children
One day, Florence plans to turn on the lights. Her family home in Burkina Faso has no electricity but she aims to change that. It won't be easy, but she wants to be an electrician -- and I would bet anyone that she will reach her goal. She is 22 and deaf, a result of meningococcal meningitis which
NYC Department of Health Reports Six New Meningitis Cases
On a Friday night in October 1999, Michigan State sophomore Adam Busuttil felt a cold coming on, so he decided to leave his friends and get back to his dorm early and get some rest before the Saturday Michigan State football game, where he played in the marching band. But the next morning, Busuttil
Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Worldwide immunization rates are at their highest-ever levels, a new report shows. A record number of vaccines -- 120 -- are now available to prevent deadly diseases, and more than 80 new vaccines are in late-stage clinical testing, according to the report