Schoolboy, 11, dies from meningitis in Florida - as parents are told to watch out for symptoms in children
The boy, 11, who has not been named, suffered from an infection before he was diagnosed with the condition - which is inflammation of th brain or spinal cord. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charity worker in lifelong quest to end meningitis receives honorary degree
A charity worker who spent her life fighting to end meningitis has received an honorary degree from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Use These Antibiotics for Close Contacts of Invasive Meningococcal Disease, CDC Says
(MedPage Today) -- Rifampin, ceftriaxone, or azithromycin are recommended as first-line alternatives to ciprofloxacin prophylaxis for close contacts of people with meningococcal disease in areas where the disease is highly resistant to ciprofloxacin... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 10, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Tourism in Mexico Led to Deadly Fungal Illness for Americans
FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2024 -- Medical tourism to Mexico for cosmetic procedures exposed Americans to a deadly fungal infection last year, a new report shows. An outbreak of Fusarium solani meningitis occurred at two clinics in Matamoros specializing in... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - February 9, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Selection of Antibiotics as Prophylaxis for Close Contacts of Patients with Meningococcal Disease in Areas with Ciprofloxacin Resistance - United States, 2024
This report describes CDC guidance for health departments for using a preferred selection of antibiotics when an area has reached a certain threshold of ciprofloxacin-resistant, meningococcal cases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 8, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Serious bacterial infections causing pneumonia, meningitis on the rise in Alberta
Experts are watching closely as cases of invasive pneumococcal disease rise in Alberta. The potentially life-threatening illness is caused by bacteria known as Streptococcus pneumoniae, which often strike after viral illnesses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Iatrogenic Fusarium Solani Meningitis Cases Caused Severe Injury to Brain Stem
(MedPage Today) -- An outbreak of iatrogenic Fusarium solani meningitis led to nine deaths resulting from "devastating" injury to the brain stem's blood supply, a report showed. The nine deaths occurred among 13 patients hospitalized for meningitis... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 7, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medic issues measles warning - some children may risk 'life changing complications'
This highly contagious disease can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, blindness and seizures. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-Term Disability Risk Seen After Childhood Bacterial Meningitis
FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2024 -- Childhood bacterial meningitis significantly increases the risk for having at least one of seven long-term disabilities, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Network Open.Salini Mohanty, Dr.P.H., from... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - January 26, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bacterial Meningitis in Childhood Can Devastate the Lives of Survivors
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2024 -- Infection in childhood with bacterial meningitis leaves one-third of survivors with long-term neurological damage, often severe, a new study shows.The disease is rare and easily treated with antibiotics. However, as Swedish... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fighting Back Against Acute Bacterial Meningitis
(MedPage Today) -- Thinking back, I can easily remember when cases of acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) due to Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus), and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) were so common... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 20, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meningitis Kills 190 in Nigeria in Two Years
[Premium Times] The disease control centre said CSM is an epidemic-prone disease with cases reported all year round in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

The New Vaccines to Get in 2024
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending new vaccines for adults and kids in 2024, according to its latest annual guidelines finalized Jan. 11. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a collection of medical and public-health experts who regularly review evidence and research about vaccines, compiled the new guidelines. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Like it does every year, ACIP recommends that American adults receive an annual flu shot and several standard vaccinations, such as those for chickenpox (if they haven’t had it already) and ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

ACIP Unveils Its 2024 Adult Immunization Recommendations
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its adult immunization schedule for 2024 to include recommendations on new vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and meningitis, the mpox (formerly... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 11, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reckitt Benckiser unit recalls possibly contaminated baby formula powder, FDA says
Enfimil infant formula, made by Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., sits on display in a supermarket in New York, U.S. Baby formula maker Reckitt Benckiser's Mead Johnson Nutrition has voluntarily chosen to recall certain batches of baby formula powder due to possible bacterial contamination, according to…#enfimil #reckittbenckiser #meadjohnsonnutrition #nutramigenpowder #fda #nutramigen #meningitis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news