With Covid Vaccines for Teens and Kids, Timing Matters

There can be a seven- or eight-week window around Covid vaccines when other shots can ’t be given, so those who need them for camp, school or sports have to plan ahead.
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SUMMARY: When preparing for the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and its effects on the CNS, radiologists should be familiar with neuroimaging appearances in past zoonotic infectious disease outbreaks. Organisms that have crossed the species barrier from animals to humans include viruses such as Hendra, Nipah, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, and influenza, as well as bacteria and others. Brain CT and MR imaging findings have included cortical abnormalities, microinfarction in the white matter, large-vessel occlusion, and features of meningitis. In particular, the high sensitivity of diffusion-weighted MR imaging in det...
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: ADULT BRAIN Source Type: research
Student Ben de Souza from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, had contracted a particularly aggressive form of meningitis B, a strain responsible for most cases of bacterial meningitis.
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Abstract Three vaccines are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for routine vaccination of adolescents aged 11-12 years to protect against 1) pertussis; 2) meningococcal disease caused by types A, C, W, and Y; and 3) human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers (1). At age 16 years, a booster dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) is recommended. Persons aged 16-23 years can receive serogroup B meningococcal vaccine (MenB), if determined to be appropriate through shared clinical decision-making. CDC analyzed data from the 2019 National Immunization Survey...
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Authors: Janjua T, Moscote-Salazar LR Abstract Neurological complications from novel coronavirus is becoming more common. These patients usually have primary pulmonary problem of acute lung injury. Presentation in the form of encephalitis, meningitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and seizures are noted. It is also noted that SARS-CoV-2 has predilection for brain stem leading to patient not feeling extensive pulmonary injury. Here we share another neurological presentation. PMID: 32778633 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Adjorlolo S, Egbenya DL Abstract Managing a deadly pandemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is challenging. The task becomes tougher when there is an outbreak of an equally deadly disease. This is the present situation of Ghana, a low-resource country, that is confronted with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) outbreak. Apart from the resource constraint at both governmental and individual levels, such a situation affects the overall wellbeing of ordinary citizens as well as healthcare professionals, particularly those in high-risk areas. Perhaps,...
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Central nervous system (CNS) manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection include encephalopathy, encephalitis, meningitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and stroke [1], both as a result of direct viral invasion of the central nervous system [2 –5] and as a consequence of critical illness and systemic infection [6]. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may also cause significant changes in endothelial morphology, including disruption of intercellular junctions, cell swelling, and a loss of contact with the basal membrane [7].
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
The foot race to develop the first effective vaccine against COVID-19 involves an awfully crowded field, with 137 candidate vaccines in pre-clinical study worldwide and another 23 actually in development. But a leader seemed to emerge today with research published in the Lancet reporting promising results in a robust study by investigators at Oxford University in England. The study began in April, with a sample group of 1,077 adults aged 18 to 55—an age group young enough to tolerate exposure to SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with less risk of adverse effects than would be seen in older, more vulnerable a...
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KATE GARRAWAY returns to ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday morning, after a period away from the TV show to be with her husband, as he continues his recovery from coronavirus. But, the GMB presenter was rushed to hospital herself last year. Would you recognise the signs and symptoms of meningitis?
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People with novel coronavirus disease (SARS-CoV2) may have hypoxia, multi-organ failure, meningitis, encephalitis, and severe metabolic and electrolyte imbalance. Therefore, these patients are expected to have clinical or subclinical acute symptomatic seizures, especially during the intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. It was determined that 25% of COVID-19 patients had central nervous system (CNS) manifestations and 2% of them had at least one seizure during treatment process. [1] Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) with high clinical significance between antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and anti-COVID-19 therapies (antiviral and im...
Source: Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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