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Supporting World Meningitis Day

Raising awareness on the prevention and cures of the disease Meningitis Research Foundation has a goal to see a world free of meningitis and septicaemia. Their aim by 2030 is to see fewer people contracting the disease through effective vaccines for epidemics and routine schedules to protect those most at...

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Teenagers Against Meningitis

Teenagers invited to “Be on the TEAM” Teenagers are being invited to participate in a study into the effectiveness of a vaccine against Meningitis B. The vaccine was introduced in 2015 for babies under the age of 12 months because it would prevent a high proportion of cases of group...

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Teenagers encouraged to have Meningitis Vaccine

The MenACWY jab protects against 4 strains of the meningococcal disease which cause meningitis and septicaemia – strain A, C, W and Y. The Royal College of Nursing have advised that only a third of 17 to 18 year olds in England, who are entitled to the free jab, have...

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Inquest into death of Isabel Gentry

University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust found responsible of ‘Neglect’ following teenage death from meningitis Kerry Fifield, Partner, was instructed by the family of Isabel ‘Izzy’ Gentry, following a recommendation from the Meningitis Research Foundation in June 2016 shortly after Isabel’s death. The Inquest took place at Bristol Coroner’s Court last week,...

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Fight for meningitis vaccine continues

One year on from the death of his two year old daughter, Neil Burdett has accused the government of ignoring his campaign for it to widen the number of children eligible for a potentially life saving vaccination against Meningitis B. Meningitis is a devastating condition that can claim lives within...

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Meningitis Vaccine Success

The MenB Vaccine was rolled out in the UK for babies in 2015. Data collected following the introduction, was presented at the 20th Pathogenic Neisseria Conference in Manchester, confirmed that the vaccine has saved lives. The research carried out by Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that the vaccine is...

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Meningitis Awareness Week 2016

It’s Meningitis Awareness Week and Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is again raising awareness of this potentially fatal and life changing illness. In this week of action, they are encouraging people to: KNOW the symptoms THINK meningitis ACT now Who does this illness affect? It can affect young and old alike but is particularly...

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#StopTheSpread

This is the message from Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) today as they start a month long campaign to encourage youngsters starting University to take up vaccination for a deadly strain of Meningitis that is on the rise. MRF are working in conjunction with UCAS, Public Health England and other public...

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World Meningitis Day 2016

Sunday 24 April is World Meningitis Day, and individuals and organisations working to combat the disease will be using that day to educate as many people as possible about the need to seek treatment for Meningitis as quickly as possible. Meningitis is where the tissue around the brain and spine...

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New Guidelines for Treatment of Meningitis in Adults

The Journal of Infection has published new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in adults. Although the incidents of meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in children have reduced recently the impact on adults remains. A recent study shows an increase in England and Wales in the...

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