10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International Midwives and nurses —like Sellyvine (left) at the women's hospital in Nakuru, Kenya —make up 50% of the health workforce worldwide. They're in the spotlight during 2020 and will play a crucial role in whether their countries can achieve their most ambitious health targets by 2030. Photo by Georgina Goodwin for IntraHealth International.February 14, 2020Every year, we look at the top global health issues coming our way in the next 12 months. But global health is a long game and it’s a brand-new decade, so this year, we’re look...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Mental Health Noncommunicable Diseases Digital Health Policy Advocacy Gender Equality Nursing Midwifery Youth Midwives N Source Type: news

Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- The hexavalent combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pneumococcal vaccines are effective -- But new strategies needed to reduce meningitis
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have been highly effective in reducing pneumonia and other invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. But rates of meningitis have shown little change, as pneumococcal strains not targeted by PCVs emerge as more important causes of meningitis, reports a paper in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research into how peace of mind can influence parents' attitude to vaccines
(Meningitis Research Foundation) Research from Bristol University on parents' peace of mind and vaccinations gives us insight that beliefs about vaccines can change, and that peace of mind varies according to different factors. The MenB vaccine, although considered 'new' provided increased reassurance because of the perceived disease severity. Meningitis Research Foundation says parents' peace of mind is currently being ignored when health bodies weigh up vaccine benefits to make decisions whether to introduce vaccines or expand their coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study confirms success of MenB vaccine in the UK
MenB vaccination programme has reduced cases of meningitis and septicaemia in young children by almost two-thirds. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MenB vaccination programme evaluation
Public Health England has announced that the MenB vaccination programme has reduced cases of meningitis and septicaemia in young children by almost two-thirds. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

New study confirms success of MenB vaccine in the UK
MenB vaccination programme has reduced cases of meningitis and septicaemia in young children by almost two-thirds. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Universal screening versus risk-based protocols for antibiotic prophylaxis during childbirth to prevent early-onset Group B streptococcal disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Early-onset group B streptococcal (EOGBS) disease (including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia) causes significant morbidity and mortality in newborn infants worldwide. Antibiotic prophylaxis can prevent vertical streptococcal transmission, yet no uniform criteria to identify eligible women for prophylaxis exist. Some guidelines recommend universal GBS screening to pregnant women in their third trimester (screening-based protocol), while others employ risk-based protocols. We compare the effectiveness of screening-based vs risk-based protocols in preventing EOGBS disease. Screening-based protocols were associated with lowe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study results will inform immunization programs globally
(University of Adelaide) The results of the B Part of It study -- the largest meningococcal B herd immunity study ever conducted -- are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Leptospirosis B - Dr Akinola
[Vanguard] In recent times, the number of people coming down with kidney disease has been on the increase and many reasons have been adduced to explain the rise in number of cases. Chief among the reasons are the rise in cases of diabetes and high blood pressure; which experts say, increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. However, one disease which experts say could lead to kidney failure, respiratory disease, meningitis, liver failure and even death if left untreated, is little known leptospirosis, considered th (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boy who lost legs and hands to meningitis gets £10,000 Star Wars bionic arm
Kye Vincent, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, was given days to live in April 2016 when he was struck down with the killer infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Former Pharmacists at New England Compounding Center Sentenced in Connection with 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
New England Compounding Center, NECC, Michelle Thomas, Cumberland RI, Kathy Chin, Canton MA, fungal meningitis, outbreak, verification, drug orders, bulk orders, Rx drugs, mislead, Barry Cadden, compounding, no valid Rx, FDA, regulatory oversight, fake Rx, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 6, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Joe Swash health: ‘I was certain I’d die’ Dancing On Ice star’s health scare - symptoms
JOE SWASH may be competing with other celebrities to win Dancing On Ice 2020, but did you know that the former EastEnders actor – who played Mickey Miller – nearly lost his life to a deadly disease? Back in 2005, the soap star suddenly fell ill with meningitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and complications of late-onset sepsis: an Italian area-based study.
This study provides the first Italian data regarding late-onset sepsis (LOS) in all gestational age groups. Compared to full-term neonates, very high rates of LOS and mortality occurred in neonates with a lower birth weight and gestational age. Group B streptococcus was the leading cause of meningitis. Excluding CoNS, the predominant pathogens were Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Neonates with hospital-acquired LOS had a worse outcome. Antibiotic associations, recommended for empirical treatment of hospital- or community-acquired LOS, were adequate. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. John Robbins, Developer of a Meningitis Vaccine, Dies at 86
His method of boosting immune protection in babies helped save seven million lives. But he never profited from it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: John B. Robbins Deaths (Obituaries) Vaccination and Immunization Inventions and Patents Children and Childhood Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Food and Drug Administration National Institutes of Health Meningitis Source Type: news

Group B Strep: ‘A common bug could have killed my baby’
A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fueling drug resistance
(University of Liverpool) A common first-line treatment approach for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance, new University of Liverpool research warns.Published in the journal mBio, the findings highlight the need to develop new drugs and treatment regimens for the lethal brain infection, which kills around 180,000 people each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Targeting the Complement System in Bacterial Meningitis Targeting the Complement System in Bacterial Meningitis
This comprehensive update evaluates the role of the complement system in upregulating and maintaining the inflammatory response in bacterial meningitis.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient recovers from bacterial meningitis with help from doctors on three continents
Brigid Morgan is not the type of person who shies away from difficult tasks – she’s a medical provider with the U.S. embassy working in Kabul, Afghanistan. In February 2019, she felt some back pain after moving a rug. She thought maybe she pulled a muscle and brushed if off. But when she woke up later that night with the worst headache of her entire life and couldn’t move, she knew it was time to call for reinforcements. She sent a text message to a nurse on her unit, who came to Morgan’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Patient recovers from bacterial meningitis with help from doctors on three continents
Brigid Morgan is not the type of person who shies away from difficult tasks – she’s a medical provider with the U.S. embassy working in Kabul, Afghanistan. In February 2019, she felt some back pain after moving a rug. She thought maybe she pulled a muscle and brushed if off. But when she woke up later that night with the worst headache of her entire life and couldn’t move, she knew it was time to call for reinforcements. She sent a text message to a nurse on her unit, who came to Morgan’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine reactivates in two boys, causing rare meningitis more commonly seen in unvaccinated kids
Doctors described what they believe are the first known cases of meningitis due to reactivation of chickenpox vaccine in two 14-year-old boys who received both recommended doses, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two teen boys become first ever to get meningitis from chickenpox shot 
A new paper has discussed the case of two 14-year-old boys who were diagnosed with meningitis after the chickenpox vaccine they received as children allegedly reactivated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Pneumococcal Meningitis - Stealing a Young Life
[The Journalist] Almost 15 years after the possibly preventable death of his son due to the life-threatening infectious disease pneumococcal meningitis, Bongani Luti still has no answers about why nurses at Dewetsdorp clinic did not attend to his son. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: National Meningitis Vaccination Program Commences
[Shabait] Asmara -The National Meningitis Vaccination program and distribution of vitamin 'A' commenced today, 15 November in the presence of senior Government officials, representatives of UN offices in Eritrea and stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Keep Antibiotics Working campaign
This collection of resources has been relaunched for 2019. The campaignurges people to always take their doctor's, pharmacist's or nurse's advice on antibiotics. It provides effective self-care advice to help people and their families feel better if they are not prescribed antibiotics. Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis. They also help to ward off infections during chemotherapy, caesarean sections and other surgeries. However, while antibiotics are vital to treating life-threatening infections, they are frequently being used to treat less serious illness...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: CSM Outbreak - 2 Confirmed Dead in Uwr
[Ghanaian Times] Lambussie -Two persons have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the Lambussie District of the Upper West Region (UWR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Tiny Bug Ended My NFL Career —and Almost My Life
During my nine years in the NFL, I ruptured tendons in my fingers, suffered multiple concussions, and broke several bones. I tore my ACL, MCL, and PCL, and completely blew out my left knee. That last injury should have ended my career. But it didn’t. I put myself back together and played through the pain. What finally took me down? A tiny bug I had never heard of and couldn’t see. A drug-resistant staph infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cost me my NFL career—and almost my life. MRSA is one of many deadly, antibiotic-resistant infections. Together, these “superbugs” k...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brandon Noble Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Launches Campaign to Tackle Measles, Meningitis
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has launched a large-scale campaign to vaccinate children in 19 northern states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Supports Measles Campaign Targeting Millions of Children in Northern Nigeria
[UN News] More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign carried out by the authorities alongside international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria
More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign  carried out by the authorities alongside international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Launches Campaign to Protect More Than 28 Million Children Against Measles and Meningitis
[WHO] Children in 19 Northern states to be vaccinated in largescale campaign implemented by the Government of Nigeria and WHO with Gavi support (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dangerous legacy of vaccine myths as one in three children have missed potentially lifesaving jabs
A total of 30 per cent of parents surveyed said their children had missed one or more routine jabs including MMR, flu or meningitis. One in four claimed this is for 'safety concerns' about vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worcester University student in meningitis warning after collapse
Matthew Griffin, 21, thought he would be able to sleep off his symptoms after feeling unwell. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementing a Comprehensive Meningitis/Encephalitis Diagnostic Test...
Traditional testing strategies for meningitis and encephalitis require multiple assays, are labor-intense and can take 48-72 hours to obtain results. This delay in receiving actionable information can...(PRWeb November 14, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/implementing_a_comprehensive_meningitis_encephalitis_diagnostic_test_in_a_community_hospital_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16722146.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Student left fighting for life after being struck with deadly meningitis he mistook for a hangover
Matthew Griffin, of Stourport-on-Severn, woke up with a migraine and was vomiting. His parents found him lying unconscious on the kitchen floor and he was rushed to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 2 Million Children to Be Vaccinated
[This Day] Over 2 million children in Benue State are to be vaccinated during the 2019 integrated measles and meningitis campaign to hold from 16th to 23rd November, 2019 in the 277 wards across the 23 local government areas of Benue State. Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Bem Ageda disclosed this during a media orientation meeting in Makurdi yesterday saying that both measles and meningitis immunisations so were to run concurrently. Ageda said a total of 1,108,990 children between the ages o (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Modern-Day Foragers Want You to Eat Weeds for Dinner
Illustration by Natalya Balnova for TIME Thistles, a kind of flowering plant often covered in angry-looking prickles, are probably not an ingredient in any of your go-to recipes. But Katrina Blair wants you to try eating them anyway. “I love to take the root, fresh or dry, and blend them into a chai,” she says. She also recommends combining the greens with lemons, apples and water for a refreshing lemonade — just be sure to strain out the spikes, she warns. Blair, 50, is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a Durango, Colorado-based nonprofit that advocates for, among other things, foraging and eating weed...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Health Worker Training Is Improving Hypertension Care and Prevention in Senegal
October 31, 2019During interviews with almost 2,000 health workers and clients in Dakar, Senegal, IntraHealth International found that some 40% of health workers had not been trained to care for clients with hypertension, and 83% of clients who did not have hypertension knew no more than a single warning sign. But a 2019 evaluation reveals significant progress in under two years.The results from our 2017-2018 situational analysis uncovered gaps in hypertension care and prevention in Dakar, including insufficiencies in equipment, hypertension management skills, and patient education.Those results helped guide theBetter Hear...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Senegal Neema Noncommunicable Diseases Human Resources Management Primary Health Care Source Type: news

2 Children Diagnosed With Meningococcal Disease In Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Two young children who attend separate day cares in Boston have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease. The Boston Public Health Commission says the children attended Horizons for Homeless Children in Dorchester and Roxbury. Health officials do not think the disease has spread. Kimberley Cook’s 21-month-old son Lucas is one of the two children who was diagnosed. He has been in the ICU at Children’s Hospital for over a week. “It all happened relatively quickly,” Cook said. “He got really sick, really fast.” Lucas is hospitalized with meningococcal disease (Image cr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dorchester News meningococcal disease Roxbury News Source Type: news

Stress Disorders Linked to Life-threatening Infections Stress Disorders Linked to Life-threatening Infections
PTSD or other stress-related conditions are tied to an increased risk of life-threatening infection, including sepsis, endocarditis, and meningitis, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

PTSD may raise the risk of catching life-threatening infections such as meningitis
Icelandic researchers found twice as many PTSD patients and others with stress-related disorders suffered potentially deadly bugs than the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress-related disorders linked to subsequent risk of severe infections
Risk of meningitis, sepsis and endocarditis rises following severe conditions triggered by a significant life event or trauma Related items fromOnMedica Bipolar disease risk four times higher with prenatal flu exposure Attitudes to mental health problems have improved Scheme to help depressed patients is rolled out nationwide Management support for depressed employees linked to fewer days off Mental health patients being sent long distances for treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Meningitis Case Confirmed At North West University
[News24Wire] An isolated case of meningitis has been confirmed at North West University's Potchefstroom campus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sharp uptake in NHS Health Checks participation
NHS Health Check uptake rises by 51% since 2012 Related items fromOnMedica Proposals to help NHS charge overseas patients ‘go much too far’ Two thirds of meningitis survivors unhappy with aftercare Scottish Conservatives back bigger share of NHS budget for GPs GP antibiotic prescribing falling faster than ever Encouraging women to attend cervical screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effect of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines on Meningitis Effect of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines on Meningitis
Did the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines help decrease the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Parents are told not to rely on the glass test to check for signs of meningitis
Aaron Phipps, 36, a Paralympian and GB wheelchair rugby player, was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and sepsis at 15. He survived but had to have both legs amputated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Pharmacists at New England Compounding Center Convicted by Federal Jury
pharmacist, New England Compounding Center, NECC, Boston MA, fungal meningitis, national outbreak, Kathy S. Chin, Canton MA, Michelle L. Thomas, Cumberland RI, defraud, mislead, government regulators, unregulated drug manufacturer, Alla Stepanets, Framingham MA, Barry Cadden, Glenn Chin, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 11, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news