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Nigeria:Cerebrospinal Meningitits - What to Know
[Guardian] Cerebro Spinal Meningitis known as CSM is caused majorly by the bacteria Neisseria Meningitides. The Meningitis epidemic rocked the nation and led to about 1500 deaths from a suspected 14,518 cases from 25 states in the country. The Neisseria Meningitides serogroup C was the major cause of the epidemic between December 2016 and June 2017 when Nigeria was declared free of Meningtis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Minister Warns Nigerians of Meningitis
[Premium Times] Nigerians have been warned to be on alert and take preventive measures against Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, as this is the season of the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Management of Leukemic and Lymphomatous Meningitis Management of Leukemic and Lymphomatous Meningitis
Early identification and treatment can, in some cases, prevent meningitis associated with hematologic malignancies.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Jim Lynskey has been fitted with a battery-operated heart
Jim Lynskey, from Redditch, Worcestershire, has an enlarged heart, known as dilated cardiomyopathy, after he and his twin sister, Grace, caught viral meningitis at just two weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neoplastic Meningitis Due to Lung, Breast, and Melanoma Mets Neoplastic Meningitis Due to Lung, Breast, and Melanoma Mets
Determining how to treat patients with neoplastic meningitis can be challenging. Are intra-CSF chemotherapeutic agents effective?Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria:2017 - Sad Year in Nigeria's Health Sector - Over 1,000 Die From Preventable Diseases
[Premium Times] Nigeria started 2017 with the news of outbreak of Meningitis which lasted for months and was followed by other rare and uncommon diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diagnosis and Radiological Findings of Neoplastic Meningitis Diagnosis and Radiological Findings of Neoplastic Meningitis
The diagnosis of neoplastic meningitis can be elusive; clinicians should consider its possibility when multilevel neurological symptoms are present.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Girl who lost all her limbs to meningitis goes skating
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Harmonie-Rose Allen skated on a synthetic ice rink with her family at the  Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park in Keynsham, Somerset. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data on Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine Safety, Efficacy New Data on Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine Safety, Efficacy
Pfizer's bivalent meningococcal B vaccine targeting factor H-binding protein (MenB-FHbp, Trumenba) elicits bactericidal responses against diverse meningococcal B strains after the second and third doses in adolescents and young adults, according to two phase 3 studies published online December 14 in The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Sexual Harassment in Medicine / Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine / NYC Primary Care Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Perspective: A physician and researcher makes the case that sexual... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meningitis suspected in 2 kids' deaths at day care
Both deaths happened within seven days of each other in the first week of December (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cases of meningitis W have rocketed by 922% in eight years
Shirali Patel, who achieved A* grades at Harrow, was forced to restart her medicine degree at Cambridge University after spending three months in hospital with meningitis W. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis B warning: Grieving parents of boy, 6, call for all children to be vaccinated
THE GRIEVING parents of a six-year-old boy who died from Meningitis B are calling for all children to be vaccinated against the deadly strain of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy dies from meningitis within 24 hours of falling ill
Oliver Hall, from Halesworth, Suffolk, died in hospital 24 hours after contracting the bacterial infection meningitis B - which mainly affects babies and children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why did baby Kia get horrific meningitis?
Kia Gott, 11-month-old, was rushed to hospital with meningitis C in September. Her parents Paul Gott and Vikki Mitchell are petitioning for the meningitis C vaccine to be reinstated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polyganics wins $1m grant for dura sealant patch study
Polyganics said last week it was awarded a $1.4 million (EU €1.2 million) grant from the European Fund for Regional Development to support clinical validation of its dura sealant patch. The Dura patch is a dressing sealant composed of bioresorbable polymers designed to be suitable for the resealing of the dura outer membrane surrounding the brain after brain surgery to minimize leakage of of cerebrospinal fluid, the Netherlands-based company said. “We are hugely appreciative to the EU, as well as the city and province of Groningen for their support in progressing the device into the next phase of its develo...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Research & Development Polyganics Source Type: news

Nigeria:Antibiotics, Meningitis, Others Lead to Hearing Loss, Says Audiologist
[Guardian] Hearing loss has been linked to several factors such as meningitis, measles, jaundice, antibiotics, insufficient oxygen and infection at birth among other factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Qool Therapeutics raises $8m to support temp management device
Early stage med device developer Qool Therapeutics said today it raised $8 million in a Series A-1 round to support development and trials of its Qool device designed for targeted temperature management and exercise recovery. Joining the funding round was Zhongji Holdings and Join Medical Technology, Tampcap LLC, BrilliMedical International, BioPacific Investors, Western Technology Investment and FundRx, the Silicon Valley-based company said. Qool Therapeutics said that in addition to the funding, it has also received an award from the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation unit Experimental organization. The ...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Respiratory qooltherapeutics Source Type: news

Latest meningitis vaccine prevents almost all forms
A recently-developed meningitis vaccine can prevent nine out of the 10 strains of the virus found tin the US, according to new research from the CDC. The vaccine was approved in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sophie Wessex is 'heartbroken' over a baby with meningitis
Kia Gott, from Bradford, is in a high dependency unit and recently had her fourth limb amputated. The Countess wrote to her family wishing them 'peace, strength and hope' as the youngster recovers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wyke baby with meningitis has her fourth limb amputated  
The family of Kia Gott, 11 months, from Wyke, West Yorkshire, have been warned the youngster may lose her sight and hearing, as well as suffering 90 per cent brain damage, after she became ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby with meningitis has her fourth limb amputated  
The family of Kia Gott, 11 months, from Wyke, West Yorkshire, have been warned the youngster may lose her sight and hearing, as well as suffering 90 per cent brain damage, after she became ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents' convictions in son's meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court
A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son, who died of meningitis in 2012. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

New tool to aid diagnosis of bacterial meningitis in infants
A new tool has been developed for health professionals wanting to improve their assessment and management of young infants who present with possible bacterial meningitis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Boy is brain damaged after tick bite gave him Lyme disease
Six year old Adam Mitchell contracted Lyme's disease after bitten by a tick which carries infectious bacteria. The disease spread and caused an outbreak of Meningitis which gave Adam brain damage (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menomune (Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trumenba (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Endo International units sue FDA over drug compounding policy
BOSTON (Reuters) - Endo International Plc said two units filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of ignoring key components of a law passed after a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacist acquitted of murder in meningitis outbreak; faces sentencing on fraud charges
The pharmacist supervising the clean rooms at New England Compounding Center when mold-tainted  medications were distributed, killing 76 people, was found not guilty of second-degree murder in federal court Wednesday. A jury acquitted Glenn Chin on the murder charges but found him guilty of mail fraud, racketeering and related charges, according to the U.S. attorney's office. He is schedu led for sentencing Jan. 30. He faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of probation and a $250,000 fine,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Canton Source Type: news

October 25, 2017: Supervisory Pharmacist of New England Compounding Center Convicted of Racketeering Leading to Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pharmacist acquitted of murder in 2012 meningitis outbreak
A Boston jury found former supervisory pharmacist Glenn Chin not guilty of murder in the deaths of 25 people during a 2012 meningitis outbreak, but convicted him of other charges. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury reaches verdict for pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak
Glenn Chin would have faced up to life in prison had he been convicted of the murders of at least 76 people in the worst public health crisis in recent U.S. history (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak cleared of murder
A Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak has been cleared of murder in the deaths of 25 people who were injected with mold-tainted drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Authorities: Pharmacist disregarded human lives
Federal authorities say a verdict in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak holds him responsible in one of the largest public health crises in U.S. history (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, over U.S. meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges but was cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, in U.S. meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges but was cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacist acquitted of murder in 2012 meningitis outbreak
A Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has been cleared of murder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The virulent meningitis that's deadly for teenagers
Ollie Towler-Jones was used to the occasional hangover — so when he woke up with a crashing headache and nausea after a late night at a music festival in Suffolk, he tried to sleep it off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial Wraps Up for Pharmacist in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Trial Wraps Up for Pharmacist in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a'depraved heart'while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pharmacist's Choice To Cut Corners Killed 76 People, Prosecutors Argue
He prioritized production over hygiene or quality control, resulting in a fungal meningitis outbreak. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
(University at Buffalo) A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Student recovering well after confirmed case of meningitis at the University of Bristol
We ’ re working closely with Public Health England (PHE) following the confirmed diagnosis of bacterial meningitis (Meningococcal B) in one of our students yesterday. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student notices, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharmacist on Trial for Murder in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
(BOSTON) — An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man’s actions demonstrated a “shocking disregard” for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for second-degree murder and mail fraud under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese told jurors Chin instru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alanna Durkin Richer / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens
An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has urged jurors not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors say the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in US meningitis case
Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, a court in Boston heard on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news