Brazil Records Two Cases of Invasive Meningococcal X Disease Brazil Records Two Cases of Invasive Meningococcal X Disease
Two unconnected cases were reported in the span of 3 months. In the previous 15 years, only six cases had been reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 3, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Syphilis Is Rising in the U.S. Here ’ s What to Know About the Sexually Transmitted Infection
Sexually transmitted infections are rising in the U.S.—particularly syphilis, which increased by 26% from 2020 to 2021, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in September. Especially troubling is a 24% rise during that time period of congenital syphilis, which infects fetuses in the womb and can cause birth defects in or even kill infants. Fortunately, syphilis can be easily treated and cured. However, people who are infected don’t necessarily know it—and without detection and treatment, the disease can have devastating consequences. [time-b...
Source: TIME: Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on October 19-20, 2022. The agenda will include discussions on influenza vaccines, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccines, respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, dengue vaccines, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, COVID-19 vaccines, and Chikungunya vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Listeria outbreak linked to fish carries risk of ‘meningitis' and ‘sepsis' - what to avoid
HEALTH officials are issuing the alert to vulnerable groups of consumers who might be at high risk of severe symptoms. The warning follows an investigation of 14 linked cases of listeriosis in England and Scotland since 2020. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: UN Health Agency Launches Roadmap for Meningitis Vaccination Campaigns
[UN News] With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying meningitis vaccination campaigns for more than 50 million children in Africa, the region is at a heightened risk of outbreaks of meningitis type A, the UN health agency said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid Threatening Resurgence of Deadly Meningitis in Africa
[VOA] Geneva -- The World Health Organization is warning of a resurgence of deadly meningitis in Africa because COVID-19 has disrupted lifesaving vaccination campaigns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Abbott Kept Sick Babies From Becoming a Scandal
Abbott ’s lawyers at Jones Day negotiated secret settlements and used scorched earth tactics with families whose infants fell ill after consuming powdered formula. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Enrich Tags: Abbott Laboratories Jones Day Infant Formulas Decisions and Verdicts Babies and Infants Suits and Litigation (Civil) Food Contamination and Poisoning Compensation for Damages (Law) Legal Profession Meningitis Bacteria Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What new college students should know about bacterial meningitis
As students head off to college, close quarters in new spaces could put them at risk for contagious illnesses, including bacterial meningitis. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, explains the common ways meningitis spreads and the best way to prevent an infection. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV7vnBzwQeY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:57) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Meningitis is a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 29, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Students told to get up to date with vaccinations ahead of Freshers' Week
Students should get up to date with 3 vaccines: Men ACWY (meningitis), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and, for female students, HPV, before the start of the new term. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toronto Public Health reports one death after meningococcal disease outbreak
Toronto Public Health is reporting a meningococcal disease outbreak that has left one person dead. The heath unit says it has confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease in three individuals between 20 and 30 years old. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Toronto Public Health reports meningococcal disease outbreak that leaves 1 dead
Toronto Public Health is reporting a meningococcal disease outbreak that has left one person dead. The heath unit says it has confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease in three individuals between 20 and 30 years old. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Students told to get up to date with vaccinations ahead of Freshers' Week, UKHSA (published 24th August 2022)
Students should get up to date with 3 vaccines: Men ACWY (meningitis), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and, for female students, HPV, before the start of the new term. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ian Ziering Mourns Death of Denise Dowse, His Beverly Hills, 90210 Co-Star
Ian Ziering paid tribute to Beverly Hills, 90210's Denise Dowse after she passed away after battling meningitis. See the sweet way he remembered his onscreen high school vice principal. #beverlyhills90210 #hisbeverlyhills90210 #ianziering #ianzieringmournsdeath #highschoolviceprincipal #denisedowse (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denise Dowse, ‘Insecure’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actress, dies at 64
Dowse had recently fell into a coma brought on by a virulent form of meningitis. #beverlyhills90210 #denisedowse #64dowse (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolific TV actress Denise Dowse dead at 64
Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Denise Dowse has passed away at age 64 after a battle with viral meningitis. #denisedowse #64beverlyhills90210 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news