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Tag: meningitis

  • Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:08 UTC

    UK health officials call on university students to vaccinate against Meningitis

    Young people going on to university or college are particularly at risk of meningitis and septicemia because they mix with so many other students

    Health officials in the United Kingdom have reported a progressive increase in cases of the deadly bacterium, Meningitis W (MenW), prompting calls for university students to get vaccinated. Cases of MenW have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to over 200 cases in the past 12 months, according to Public Health England.

  • Monday, November 12th 2012 - 07:30 UTC

    Meningitis scare in Chile: all children five and below to be vaccinated

    Health minister Jaime Mañalich announcing details of the vaccination campaign

    The Chilean government announced Sunday a plan to combat a very aggressive strain of meningitis, with 45 confirmed cases and ten deaths, and which includes a massive vaccination of all children less than five years in metropolitan Santiago and the arrival to the country of experts from the US and the Pan-American Health Organization, OPS.

  • Monday, October 8th 2012 - 20:28 UTC

    MSC Orchestra four crew members hospitalized with bacterial meningitis

    Prophylaxis tests were administered to all crew members and passengers

    Four members of the crew of an Italian liner are in hospital, including one who is fighting for his life, following an outbreak of bacterial meningitis. The four were admitted to hospital in the Tuscan port of Livorno on Sunday at the end of a cruise by MSC Orchestra liner. A 32-year-old Indonesian crew member is the most ill of the four.