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Meningitis C vaccine a cost-effective success

Researchers say the introduction of meningitis C vaccine into the UK has not only reduced the incidence of the disease in children and young people, but has done so cost-effectively.// Researchers assessed the cost-effectiveness of the meningitis C campaign in young people up to the age of 19. ....Before the immunisation programme’s introduction in December 1998, meningitis C affected approximat...

Cure for Bacterial Meningitis

According to a new study it is observed that a drug used to treat inflammation can have good effects for adults diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Dexamethasone is an effective steroid when given with antibiotics for these patients.// The death rate among adults diagnosed with bacterial meningitis is high, especially in patients who also have pneumonia. Researchers from the Academic Medical Cen...

Efficacy Of Meningitis C Vaccine

A new study shows encouraging results for the long-term efficacy of a meningitis C vaccine. The study finds the vaccine is most effective when given to infants older than 5 months.// ..The meningitis C vaccine program was introduced in the United Kingdom in 1999. While the short-term effectiveness was clear, the long-term effectiveness remained unknown. Researchers conducted a study looking at th...

Meningitis is rocking the capital again

Just when the residents are recovering from the earlier spell of the deadly meningitis that had claimed nearly 50 valuable human lives, another report of causality has created much panic//. According to official reports, the patient (32-year-old male) was admitted to Moolchand Hospital on November 28 with a rapid onset of fever, low blood pressure and breathing difficulty. The patient was later s...

New warning signs for child meningitis

Symptoms of sepsis, such as cold hands, severe leg pain and very pale skin can all be early warning signs of bacterial meningitis, parents are being advised. // ..Thousand’s of children's lives will be saved the world over after meningitis researchers identified new early-warning signs for parents, which could speed diagnosis and treatment. ..Until now, parents have been warned to look out for...

Uganda Tackles The Meningitis Outbreak

Uganda witnessed an outbreak of meningitis, which led to the disruption of normal life. By now the Ugandan Health Ministry said that this has been brought under control. // He said that the northeastern region of Karamoja, Uganda was the worst affected but now normal activities such political campaigns can resume. ..Dr. Sam Okware, director of health services told the Uganda Broadcasting Corpora...

Fatal Case of Meningitis Detected In Massachusetts

Galilea Estevez, a bright and friendly 7-year-old at Shaughnessy Elementary School died on Tuesday due to contracting the fatal bacterial meningitis disease//. ..She had fever and headache and was sent home by the school. But later when her parents tried to wake her up and she did not budge she was taken to the Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell. There she was pronounced dead. She is the f...

Meningitis Back in Delhi and 21 Dead

The dreaded meningococcal meningitis has claimed 21 lives and 369 others are believed to have been affected by it in the national capital// during the past three months, top health officials said Saturday. ....Meningitis is an infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. A full cure is possible if the disease is detected in time. ....Bacterial meningitis can...

New Delhi Hit By Meningitis Deaths

There have been sixteen deaths and 170 suspected cases of meningococcimia or meningitis in New Delhi in the last 90 days, according to health officials who are taking strict measures to check the spread of the disease. // The Government and the MCD are making sure that family members and neighbors of infected persons are taking the proper doses of antibiotics. .."We are also distributing leaflet...

Cost-effective Meningitis Vaccine To Be Launched In Africa

Clinical trials on an Indian-made product have yielded promising results in the prevention of meningitis. Following these promising findings, it might not be long before a cost effective meningitis vaccine is made available, say researchers, hopeful about the same. // ..The vaccine has already demonstrated a high level of safety and efficacy and is claimed to confer long lasting protection agai...

Delhi Witnessed 34 Meningitis Deaths In Three Months

A senior government official of Delhi said that the killer disease meningococcal meningitis has so far claimed 34 lives in just three months // leaving another 486 affected by it. ....'So far 34 people have died of symptoms similar to those of meningitis, of which 18 cases have been confirmed,' said N.K. Yadav, deputy municipal health officer of Delhi. ....'One person succumbed to the disease M...

Meningitis vaccine in a controversy regarding efficacy

According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 6, 2006, three more cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), have been reported in people// given the Menactra vaccine to prevent meningitis. This adds up to the five previous ones. ....Still, when the eight cases of Menactra-related GBS were compared against the expected rates of GBS in populations in the same age group, no significan...

Meningitis Kills 5 In Nigeria

An outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria's northwestern state of Sokoto has killed at least five people, according to he official News Agency of Nigeria.// ..The cases of Cerebra Spinal Meningitis (CSM) have occurred in Sabon-Birni local government area. Initial figures reveal that at least 14 people have been infected with CSM. An outbreak of measles has also been reported in the area, but as of no...

Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Claims Five Lives

Cerebra Spinal Meningitis (CSM) has claimed five lives after an outbreak in the Sabon-Birni area of the Sokoto State. // A parallel outbreak of measles has also been reported, though there have been no loss of lives. ....The five dead persons were among the fourteen who were reported to be suffering from the CSM infections. ....The state ministry of health has risen to the occasion and has exped...

iGATE Completes Phase I Testing Of Meningitis Vaccine

Contract research firm iGATE Clinical Research International today completed the Phase I clinical trial of a new meningococcal-A conjugate vaccine. // ....The project, which is being done in partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), an American NGO based in Seattle aimed at eliminating epidemic meningitis in sub-Saharan A...

Consumption of under-cooked snails cause meningitis among Chinese diners

Nearly 50 people have been taken ill with a type of meningitis, after they ate undercooked Amazonian snails in Chinese restaurants. This has also rendered five people// seriously ill in different hospitals in China. ....Researchers have disclosed, that a single Amazonian snail carries nearly 3,000 to 6,000 parasites that can cause harm to the human nervous system, and trigger headaches, facial...

Meningitis Vaccine To Be Included In Childhood Immunization Programme

Health officials in Northern Ireland are about to launch a new vaccination project to protect children from a deadly form of meningitis. //The vaccination against pneumococcal meningitis will also be integrated into the childhood immunization programme. ...."Pneumococcal meningitis is very serious," Diane McConnell, manager of the Meningitis Research Foundation, said. "Children can effectively d...

Babies under two years of age to be administered Meningitis vaccination

Following the advice of the Scottish Executive Health experts, NHS forth valley has decided to include the pneumoccocal vaccine// into the child immunization programme, which will necessitate and all babies under the age of two to compulsorily take the shot that accords protection against a lethal meningitis form. The number of doses of the vaccine will depend on the age of the children. ....Ne...

Risk Factors Identified for Hearing Loss in Children with Bacterial Meningitis

CHICAGO - Researchers have identified several risk factors that are associated with the development of hearing loss in children with bacterial meningitis//, according to a study in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ....Bacterial meningitis is the most common reason for acquired hearing loss, according to background informat...

Meningitis C Surfaces in Toronto:Public Alerted

A young man died of Meningitis C last week. Public health department in Toronto has alerted its citizens regarding this case //since the disease is highly contagious and the man who died happened to have frequented a bustling bar days before he died. ..Although only a single case has been notified, owing to its severity and fatality, the health department has alerted the public to be cautious.....

A 23- Year- Old Gay Falls Victim To Meningitis C in Toronto

A 23- year- old gay man died of meningitis C in Toronto...Meningitis C is a meningococcal disease caused by bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.// It occurs rarely in Canada and is usually seen among teenagers and infants. .... This disease has a record of 10 to 15 per cent fatality and 20 per cent of the survivors suffer lasting health problems, such as deafness and mental retardation. ....Publi...

Bad Luck Befalls Santa at Southwyck Mall, Diagnosed With Meningitis

The Toledo- Lucas County health department has reported that a Santa at the Southwyck Mall is suspected to be suffering meningitis// and was admitted to a hospital at Saint Lukes. ....The health department has enabled the dates during which the Santa was working at the Southwyck mall. They are: Friday December 15, Monday December 18, Tuesday December 19 and Wednesday December 20. ....The healt...

Clinical Guidelines Help Identify Which Children at Risk of Bacterial Meningitis

Chicago: A set of guidelines have been developed that can help predict the risk of bacterial meningitis for children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis (presence of greater// number of white blood cells than normal), reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and antibiotics, according to a study. ....Although bacterial meningitis is the greatest concern when evaluating and treating children with...

Meningitis Scare Keeps Children At Home In Rhode Island

Meningitis scare has kept 20,000 children in three communities at home, as all public schools in Rhode Island were closed on Thursday and Friday.// ....On Wednesday a child from Coventry was diagnosed with meningitis. Meningitis is the condition in which membranes protecting the brain get inflamed, and encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Mycoplasma occasionally causes these neurologica...

Meningitis and Encephalitis are Different

Anxious parents in the state of California heaved a sigh of relief when the health officials announced that there was no relation between the meningitis// and the encephalitis cases which were described in the state. ....Officials have clearly indicated that the bacteria, which cause these two infections, are completely different. Encephalitis is caused by mycoplasma bacteria while meningitis is...

Meningitis Case Dismissed as Viral Infection Proves Fatal for Child

It can only be described as deeply tragic...The General Medical Council Fitness to Practice panel, of UK, has heard the accusations made against a doctor// who failed to notice meningitis in a child, and who consequentially died. ..An infant of two years Wesley Hayward, slipped into a coma and died, just hours after being dismissed with a diagnosis of viral infection on 22 October 2003. ..Diane H...

Hearing Loss in Children Leads to Substantial Meningitis Risk

Children who are stricken with severe hearing loss are five times more likely to contract meningitis, according to a new study published// in the March 2007 edition of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. ..The study, conducted over a nine year period, monitored 663,963 children born in Denmark between 1995 and 2004. It identified 39 children with both hearing loss and meningitis; of these chi...

Meningitis in Infancy Erodes Academic Success

One in four teenagers who had meningitis during infancy will not pass any GCSE exams, reveals// research published ahead of print in Archives of Disease in Childhood. ....The findings are based on the GCSE exam results of 750 sixteen year olds across England and Wales, 461 of whom had had bacterial meningitis during their first year of life. ....The children were all taking part in a long term...

West African Meningitis Outbreak Sparks Warning from UN Aid Agencies

United Nations humanitarian agencies are stepping up their efforts to combat a deadly outbreak of meningitis across West Africa, warning that the highly// contagious disease could spread even more rapidly in coming months during the traditional annual migration period within the region. ....Since the start of the year 798 people have died and 8,557 cases have been recorded across nine countries...

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

A new study has found that the presence of cochlear implants increases the risk of bacterial infections that can cause meningitis in recipients//, thus confirming what physicians have long speculated. ....The discovery increases the need to educate the public on the need for meningitis vaccinations in potential cochlear implant recipients. ....The study involved making cochleostomy incisions (o...

School Teen’s Sudden Death Linked To Bacterial Meningiti

Those who knew Brodie Campbell are still in shock and grief over the death of the tenth grader.// ..School officials have reportedly brought in grief counselors to help students deal with the death of Brodie Campbell, who was a popular student at his school- Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia. ..As a mode of precaution, health officials are also offering antibioti...

Improved Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Expected to End Deadly Scourge

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) today released new data on the performance of a meningitis vaccine in West African children, suggesting that the new vaccine-- expected to sell initially for 40 cents a dose --will be much more effective in protecting African children and their communities than any vaccine currently on the market in the region. ......MVP, a partnership between the World Heal...

Meningitis Shots for Teens

A bacterial meningitis case at the University of Cincinnati has resulted in the Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that all teens between the ages of 11 and 18 be routinely vaccinated against potentially deadly bacterial meningitis. ......The guidelines are especially aimed at protecting new college students, who have a higher-than-average risk of bacte...
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