Meningitis research updates

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    Meningitis vaccination is important...
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    Scientists Closer to Developing Meningitis Vaccine
    July 15, 2011 - One of most common strains of disease resists vaccines
     
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    Would be good for college students to get before they go away to school...
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    Meningitis jab ‘protection hope’
    18 January 2012 - Meningitis is a major cause of death in children
     
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    Rare Meningitis Outbreak Leaves 2 Dead...
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    2 die in meningitis outbreak; Saint Thomas neurosurgery clinic shuts down
    Oct 1, 2012 - Tennessee hospital closes clinic that gave steroid injections
     
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    That is a good news. Hopefully the scientists succeed in inventing a proper cure for this problem.
     
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    Meningitis vaccination drive in Africa...
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    New Immunization Effort Launched
    October 04, 2012 - Over the next three months, about 50 million young people in seven African countries will be vaccinated against meningitis. It’s part of larger campaign to eliminate the disease in 26 at-risk countries.

     
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    How could this happen??...
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    In a Drug Linked to a Deadly Meningitis Outbreak, a Question of Oversight
    October 4, 2012 - The nation’s growing outbreak of meningitis, linked to spinal injections for back pain, was a calamity waiting to happen — the result of a lightly regulated type of drug production that had a troubled past colliding with a popular treatment used by millions of Americans a year.
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    US Steroid-Related Meningitis Cases Rise to 47
    October 05, 2012 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says the number of confirmed cases of a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid shots rose on Friday from 34 to 47. The number of confirmed deaths remained at five.
     
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    Steroid spine shots are usually safe - just not from this particular Mass. company...
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    Docs say spine shots for steroids are usually safe
    5 Oct.`12 — Millions of people get steroid shots in their backs to relieve pain. Now they are probably wondering if it's safe.
     
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    65 cases now with 7 deaths...
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    Death toll from US meningitis outbreak continues to mount
    Mon, Oct 08, 2012 - The death toll from a widening outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has risen to seven, with 65 cases now reported in nine states, officials said on Saturday.
     
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    I am worried about this because I get these shots. I have not had a steroid shot since June but I did have a procedure last month and I don know if they used steroids with it or not. I go see the dr tomorrow... I think if there was a problem my dr would have called to warn his patients. I hope.
     
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    Meningitis Outbreak Spreads; 91 Infected...
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    Deadly meningitis outbreak increases to 91 cases
    Oct 7, 2012 - Michigan and Virginia report new cases
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    Eighth death reported in meningitis outbreak
    Oct 7, 2012 - Michigan and Virginia report new cases
     
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