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Matt Dawson's wife Carolin on horror of son's near fatal meningitis
Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, Matt, 45, and  Carolin revealed how doctors told them to say goodbye to Sami, then two, as there was a chance he might not survive meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease: guidance on public health management
This 2018 guidance on the public health management of cases/clusters of invasive meningococcal disease is an amalgamation of the 2014 guidance on preventing secondary cases of MenB disease and the 2012 version of the guidance for public health management in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy
The long list of so-called homeopathic nosodes approved by Health Canada include remedies made from the bacteria that causes chlamydia, the cerebral fluid of meningitis patients and cancer cells — to name just a few. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ear infections can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and other neurological complications
(Loyola University Health System) While antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur, according to a report in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Archie Musgrave takes his first steps after meningitis
Archie Musgrave's, from Hindley, Greater Manchester, progress has baffled doctors who expected the youngster to still be an induced coma, which he came out of after only four days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Nigeria: Situation Analysis and Recommendations
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 11/2017 This 158-page situation analysis report is based on the current situation for antimicrobial use and resistance in Nigeria, and provides recommendations for immediate and long-term goals. It discusses how much of the disease burden in Nigeria comes from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The country also suffers considerable burden from systemic infections, including HIV, bacteremia, and meningitis. There are, as yet, no available studies outlining the full burden of antimicrobial resistance and its health and economic impact on Nigerians. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sudan:14 Cases of Meningitis in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur -Tests have confirmed 14 cases of meningitis in Central Darfur, with reports of other cases in South, North, and East Darfur. Medical sources told Radio Dabanga that 14 meningitis (cerebro-spinal fever) cases have been confirmed through lab tests in Central Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two Cases of Meningococcal Disease in One Family Separated by an Extended Period — Colorado, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pupil overcomes needle fear to take part in meningitis vaccine trial
A student says she took part in a meningitis vaccine trial as she wanted to help people in the future. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial
Researchers hope the study of 24,000 will cut infections in the young and the wider community. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Disease Outbreaks Ravage Conflict-Torn Sudanese
[CAJ News] Khartoum -AN outbreak of meningitis has left more than 30 people dead in the war-torn South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meningitis survivor beats odds to ski
Charlotte Nott, aged 10, lost all four limbs to meningitis when she was just two years old. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis warning: Fife adults dies of meningococcal infection - six symptoms to look for
MENINGITIS warning: Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis with often fatal effects. An adult from central Fife has died in hospital after contracting the illness, and medical professionals are now urging people to recognise the symptoms and seek urgent medical advice and treatment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis warning: Six symptoms to look for after woman dies of meningococcal infection
MENINGITIS warning: Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis with often fatal effects. An adult from central Fife has died in hospital after contracting the illness, and medical professionals are now urging people to recognise the symptoms and seek urgent medical advice and treatment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Isle of Wight mother releases horrific photos of her 18-year-old son
Ben Taylor, 18, from the Isle of Wight, was fighting for his life just days after he complained of a sore throat - but he actually contracted bacterial meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-six releases horrific photos of her 18-year-old son
Ben Taylor, 18, from the Isle of Wight, was fighting for his life just days after he complained of a sore throat - but he actually contracted bacterial meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Liverpool awarded £ 1.6 million to develop novel meningitis blood test
(University of Liverpool) Researchers at the University of Liverpool are developing a new commercial blood test to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected meningitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Probiotics help reduce risk of asthma in children
(Natural News) To say that all kinds of bacteria do more harm than good is to do these microorganisms an injustice. Yes, horror stories of how bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus can enter bones, joints, lungs and heart valves and have fatal results. Meningitis, which can deteriorate to brain damage, even death, comes from bacteria, viruses and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combo Tx Offers New Hope for Cryptococcal Meningitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Amphotericin B-flucytosine effective induction in HIV-positive adults (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cryptococcal meningitis: Validation of new therapeutic regimens
(ANRS) The Advancing Cryptococcal Meningitis Treatment for Africa (ACTA) trial funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and ANRS (France) has highlighted the benefits of new therapeutic regimens in the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis, a frequent and severe opportunistic disease in patients living with HIV. In light of these findings, reported in the March 15, 2018 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the WHO has changed its guidelines regarding treatment of this fungal infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother's instinct saves her child from meningitis
Baby Fletcher Faulkner, from Colne in  Lancashire, was not showing any typical meningitis symptoms when his parents Sarah and Tom Faulkner rang 111 in the early hours of July 2 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:What We're Doing to Stop Lassa Fever, Meningitis, Other Diseases - Official
[Premium Times] In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Owoseye Ayodamola and Adebowale Nike on March 2 in Abuja, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, speaks on the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, government's effort to improve testing of specimens and the activities of the agency since he took office at the helm of the agency in August 2016. Mr. Ihekweazu doubles as the Director of the Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (RCSDC), an agency of ECOWAS r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Woman left paralysed after contracting deadly meningitis
Jemma Pressman fell victim to meningitis - which can strike with similar symptoms as 'fresher's flu' - in September 2013 while studying at Leicester University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Meningitis Kills 15 in Jigawa, Says Commissioner
[This Day] The Jigawa State Government has said meningitis has killed 15 persons as 51 suspected cases were recorded in 10 local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Girl, six, died after doctor 'failed to spot meningitis'
Layla Rose Ermenekli had a rash consistent with meningitis on her hip at hospital, an inquest hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New vaccine targets pneumonia, blood poisoning, meningitis among children in Canada's North
Federal researchers have collaborated to develop a preventative vaccine for a potentially deadly bacteria that causes pneumonia, blood poisoning and meningitis in children and affecting predominantly children in northern and Indigenous communities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Nigeria:Meningitis Kills 9 Children in Jigawa
[Daily Trust] Dutse -Nine children between the ages of three and 13 years have died as a result of an outbreak of cerebral spinal meningitis (CSM) in Majia town of Taura local government area in Jigawa State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teenage boy dies from meningitis only MONTHS after receiving the vaccine
(Natural News) A teenage boy, vaccinated against four strains of bacterial meningitis, became ill with a deadly form of meningitis just months after receiving the vaccine. Within 72 hours after contracting meningitis, 19-year-old Lewis Hilton lost motor control, stopped breathing on his own, and passed away. Hilton was an active rugby player who was promised... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria:Meningitis in Niger State
[Daily Trust] Last week, the Niger State government announced that laboratory testing had confirmed 31 cases and four deaths due to an outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) - a bacterial infection affecting the brain and the spinal cord - making it a medical emergency. The commissioner of health, Dr. Mustapha Jibril, told newsmen in Minna that the cases were confined to only two local government areas of Magama and Katcha. As usual, experts have attributed the outbreak to the hot weather coursing through the countr (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Seven Children Died of Meningitis Outbreak in Katsina
[Vanguard] Katsina -No fewer than seven children have been reportedly killed by outbreak of meningitis that in Jaja village of Gangara ward in Jibia Local government area of Katsina state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the effects of meningitis? 22 symptoms
Many people recover from meningitis with proper medical treatment, but some people may have lifelong effects. Learn about how meningitis affects the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Meningitis B family 'disgusted' over lack of action
Health Minister Steven Brine will face MP's to explain why a vaccines report has yet to be published. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of babies with meningitis don't display warning signs
Scientists at St George ’s, University of London, noted a fever - long considered a key symptom of bacterial meningitis - was reported in only 54 per cent of cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Meningitis in babies: What you need to know
What are the symptoms of meningitis in babies? Is it curable? How can you protect your child? Learn all about meningitis in babies in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Only half of infants ‘with meningitis display classic signs’
Only around half of babies under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis present with fever, which has for decades been the trigger for further medical investigation, warn UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cryptococcal meningitis: Symptoms, risk factors, and complications
Cryptococcal meningitis is a fungal infection that usually affects people with a weakened immune system. Learn about the risk factors and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pneumococcal meningitis?
Learn more about pneumococcal meningitis, a rare but life-threatening form of infection. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Nigeria:Niger State Records 31 Cases of Meningitis, Four Deaths
[Guardian] Minna -The Niger State government has confirmed 31 cases and four deaths to Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the state. Laboratory tests conducted around the state showed the outbreak of the disease in a number of local councils. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is aseptic meningitis?
Learn all about aseptic meningitis, a form of meningitis not caused by bacteria. We look at what does cause it, the symptoms, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Nigeria:Meningitis Kills Four in Niger
[Premium Times] The Niger State Government has confirmed the death of four persons in the state from 'C strain' cerebrospinal meningitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Toddler's died meningitis was dismissed as tonsillitis
In June 2016, Bobby Beardshall, now three, from Hull, was taken to hospital by his concerned mother Jane Brown, 42, after he developed a fever, high-pitched cry and insomnia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager dies from meningitis despite not having rash
Lewis Hilton, 19, from Greetland, near Huddersfield, was killed by meningitis W - a deadly strain that he wasn't protected against. He was given a jab against four other strains in September. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
The death rate is as high as 7 percent for pneumococcal pneumonia, 20 percent for bacteremia and 22 percent for meningitis, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charity urges caution after start of national ‘pharmacy first’ campaign
A meningitis charity has urged caution after the start of a major awareness campaign to encourage parents to “think pharmacist first” for minor illness in their children. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Opioid use increases risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections
(American College of Physicians) Opioid use is associated with a significantly increased risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections, such as pneumonia and meningitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news