Medical News Today: Meningitis rash: Pictures, symptoms, and test
In its later stages, meningitis can cause distinct marks on the skin that look like a rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of meningitis and pictures of the rash. We also discuss other possible causes of these marks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining
NIH study finds new cell composition may lead to less effective future response. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Meningitis, a group of serious diseases which infect the brain's lining, leaves its mark and can affect the body's ability to fight such infections in the future. According to a new study published in Nature Immunology, infections can have long-lasting effects on a population of meningeal immune cells, replacing them with cells from outside the meninges that then change and become less likely to recognize and ward off future attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman, 39, has leg amputated in hopes of becoming a Paralympic snowboarder 
Marleen Verbeek, 39, from Madrid, Spain, opted for the dramatic surgery in 2016. It came thirteen years after she nearly lost her life, aged 13, to bacterial meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 13 Die in Suspected Meningitis Outbreak in Katsina Community
[Leadership] Katsina -No fewer than 13 people lost their lives in an outbreak of communicable disease suspected to be meningitis at Karfi Village in Malumfashi local government area of Katsina State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reevaluating pneumococcal vaccine guidance: An analysis
(University of Pittsburgh) If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy must choose between keeping her kidney or her leg
Purdy, 39, was 19 when she had both legs amputated below the knee, her spleen removed and a kidney transplant - donated from her father - to save her life from meningitis and sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Rates of MenB Vaccination Advised in University Outbreaks
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Achieving high serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccination coverage is recommended following university-based outbreaks of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Amplyx Pharmaceuticals for APX001 for Treatment of Cryptococcosis
Cryptococcal Meningitis Included in FDA Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher Program SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a company developing first-in-class products for life-threatening inf... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, APX001, cryptococcosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gambia: Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway
[Foroyaa] The2019 campaign against Meningitis A with Vitamin A supplementation and deworming, has commenced nationwide on Saturday February 3rd 2019. The campaign is meant to protect children against Meningitis, vitamin A deficiency and worm infestation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever, Meningitis Kill 26, Infect 88
[Guardian] Lassa fever and cerebro spinal meningitis (CSM) have claimed 26 lives and infected 88 others in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination with Streptococcus mitis could protect against virulent sibling, Streptococcus pneumonia
(American Society for Microbiology) Vaccinating laboratory mice with Streptococcus mitis bacteria prevents their virulent sibling, Streptococcus pneumoniae from infecting the mice. The research suggests that vaccination of humans with live S. mitis might offer protection from some of the many serotypes of S. pneumoniae that vaccines currently do not exist for. This pathogen is one of the most common causes of severe pneumonia, and can also cause meningitis, bloodstream and sinus infections, endocarditis, and middle ear infections in young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Common Causes of Blindness in Children?
Discussion According to the World Health Organization, about 1.3 billion people have some form of visual impairment. Most people with visual impairments are>50 years old, more are female than male, and more live in resource-limited areas than resource-rich areas. Most visual impairments are avoidable (80%) in all age groups with the leading causes globally and across ages being uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts. The most common causes of blindness are: Refractive errors, uncorrected Cataract Age-related macular degeneration Glaucoma Diabetic retinopathy Corneal opacity Trachoma The exact numbers vary by regi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Shedding Light on IRIS Shedding Light on IRIS
Learn more about the pathophysiology and treatment options for immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in HIV-infected individuals with cryptococcal meningitis.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Alberta judge says no money for couple charged in son's meningitis death
An Alberta couple facing a retrial in the meningitis death of their son will not get $4 million they wanted the government to give them for past and future legal fees, a judge said Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Serum CrAg Test to Diagnose HIV Cryptococcal Meningitis Serum CrAg Test to Diagnose HIV Cryptococcal Meningitis
Is the serum cryptococcal antigen test an effective tool for detecting cryptococcal meningitis in HIV patients?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

'Amazing' toddler survived sepsis and FOUR bouts of meningitis
Luca Johnson's mother, Jodie, 30, from Greater Manchester, says she has every faith her 'amazing' son - who has a twin sister called Lola   - will defy the odds once again because 'anything is possible'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaxelis (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus b Conjugate [Meningococcal Protein Conjugate] and Hepatitis B [Recombinant] Vaccine) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ghana: All Health Facilities Increase Surveillance for Meningitis Infections
[Ghanaian Times] All health facilities across the country have been put for meningitis as the prevailing weather conditions predisposed people to the infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two new species of deadly ANTIBIOTIC -RESISTANT bacteria discovered in two patients' blood in China
A study by Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, identified two 'previously unknown' species of Enterobacteriaceae. Other species can cause meningitis or pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives
The Undiagnosed Diseases Network takes on the toughest cases, patients whose symptoms have defied explanation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Tests (Medical) Genetics and Heredity DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Research Meningitis Pain National Human Genome Research Institute National Institutes of Health Stanford University Bethesda (Md) Source Type: news

College Kids May Contend With Higher MenB Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Disease incidence was low, but parents, providers need to be aware of available meningitis vaccines (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 7, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

College Students at Heightened Risk for Meningitis B Infections College Students at Heightened Risk for Meningitis B Infections
College students may be much more likely than others in their age group to be infected with meningococcal disease serogroup B, develop a rare but potentially fatal infection that can be prevented with vaccination, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

College students at heightened risk for lethal meningitis B infections
(Reuters Health) - College students may be much more likely than others in their age group to develop a rare but potentially fatal type of bacterial infection that can be prevented with vaccination, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Deadly Meningitis B Targets College Students
Health care professionals have always been concerned about the heightened risk of meningitis among college students living in close quarters together and sharing drinks and utensils. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Meningitis B Targets College Students
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- College students face a much higher risk for the deadly bacterial infection meningitis B, a new analysis shows. Investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that students who were aged 18 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- College students have an increased risk for sporadic and outbreak-associated serogroup B meningococcal disease, according to a study published online Dec. 31 in Pediatrics. Sarah A. Mbaeyi, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Report: College students at highest risk for developing meningitis B infection
College students have a higher risk of developing a rare and possibly deadly bacterial infection than non-college young people, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Conservative commentator Bre Payton dies shortly after flu diagnoses
In the wake of Payton's sudden death following a H1N1 flu and meningitis diagnosis, Dr. Edith Sanchez discusses how to protect yourself during flu season. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Emotional moment deaf teenager, 13, hears again after he is reunited with the hearing aid he lost
Ben Farrimond, 13, wears cochlear implants after meningitis left him deaf. The family, of Merseyside, searched for two days. His mother captured the revelation they had been found magical moment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests universal meningitis vaccination is not cost-effective for college students
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A computer-generated model developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that providing universal vaccination against meningitis B infection to students entering college may be too costly to justify the absolute number of cases it would prevent. The study also suggests that if vaccine developers could significantly lower the price, universal vaccination might be worth requiring on college campuses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Jury Convicts Ex-Employees of Pharmacy in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Jury Convicts Ex-Employees of Pharmacy in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
A co-owner and four ex-employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were convicted on Thursday of committing frauds and other illegal activities that helped boost its business before a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to drugs it made.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Former compounding center employees convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
This story originally appeared on MassLive.com. A former owner and four former employees of the New England Compounding Center were convicted by a federal jury on Thursday for their roles in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened nearly 800 people and killed more than 100 of them. There have now been 11 employees or executives of the drug compounding company convicted of ignoring safety precautions and forging documents to allow contaminated drugs to be manufactured and shipped. “These… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Former compounding center employees convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
This story originally appeared on MassLive.com. A former owner and four former employees of the New England Compounding Center were convicted by a federal jury on Thursday for their roles in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened nearly 800 people and killed more than 100 of them. There have now been 11 employees or executives of the drug compounding company convicted of ignoring safety precautions and forging documents to allow contaminated drugs to be manufactured and shipped. “These… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

How much do YOU know about meningitis?
The Bristol-based Meningitis Research Foundation has released a quiz to test people's knowledge of the deadly brain infection amid fears of a spike in cases over winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted
Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds have been convicted of charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PET shows efficacy of tuberculosis meningitis drug
With the help of PET scans, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine are gathering...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac PET helps assess revascularization benefits PET/CT key to NIH's tuberculosis research plan PET technique could aid diabetic therapy monitoring Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctor's are mistaking young people's symptoms of deadly meningitis as being drunk, high or HUNGOVER
Cases of the MenW form have soared over the past decade in England, from 22 in 2009 to 10 to 225 in 2016 to 17. The infection mimics other illnesses such as the flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET scans improve tuberculosis meningitis treatments
Doctors use rifampin to treat patients with TB, but too often the drug doesn't reach its intended target. Now, researchers say PET scans could help determine if it is doing what it's supposed to. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET scans to optimize tuberculosis meningitis treatments and personalize care, study finds
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Although relatively rare in the United States, and accounting for fewer than 5 percent of tuberculosis cases worldwide, TB of the brain -- or tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) -- is often deadly, always hard to treat, and a particular threat to young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World AIDS Day
 takes place on the 1st December each year. It ’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.Cryptococcal meningitis causes an estimated 15% of all AIDS ‐related deaths globally. The disease largely affects people with advanced HIV disease, mostly in low‐ and middle‐income countries. The high death rate in part relates to limited access to diagnostic tests for the disease and the high cost and limit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Mother reveals her six-week-old son died just four days after being struck down by MENINGITIS
Georgia Higginbottom, 21, from Blackpool, held Oscar Nally, who suddenly became ill with Group B streptococcal meningitis (GBS). Like many babies who get the disease, he showed little symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First nose drop rich in 'good bacteria' that could prevent deadly meningitis being trailled in UK
The treatment, developed at the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, involves a gene being inserted into a harmless form of bacteria. This prompts an immune response.   (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial Spotlights U.S. Drug Safety Concerns at Compounding Pharmacies Trial Spotlights U.S. Drug Safety Concerns at Compounding Pharmacies
A top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official testified on Monday that the agency has concerns about drugs made by compounding pharmacies and still sees problems with them six years after a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to a Massachusetts pharmacy killed 76 people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Trial spotlights U.S. drug safety concerns at compounding pharmacies
A top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official testified on Monday that the agency has concerns about drugs made by compounding pharmacies and still sees problems with them six years after a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to a Massachusetts pharmacy killed 76 people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerians Advised to Be Alert As Meningitis Season Begins
[Premium Times] Nigerians have been cautioned to stop living in crowded rooms, seek medical advice when down with fever and be more alert to the outbreak of the cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in their environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Some Infants at High Risk of Meningitis May Be Missed Without Lumbar Puncture Some Infants at High Risk of Meningitis May Be Missed Without Lumbar Puncture
Feverish young infants discharged from an emergency department (ED) without cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing may be at risk for meningitis and should be followed closely, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Birmingham biotech firm raises $1.2M in capital
A Birmingham biotech firm that developed a test to differentiate between bacterial and viral meningitis has raised more capital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Meningitis progress lags substantially behind that of other preventable diseases
(Meningitis Research Foundation) The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Global Burden of Disease study showed that meningitis deaths reduced by just 21 percent globally between 1990-2016, whereas other preventable diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diarrhea due to rotavirus saw declines of 93 percent, 90.7 percent, and 57.9 percent, respectively, suggesting that progress in meningitis could have been substantially faster. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news