Meningitis on three campuses leads to one outbreak and one death

In recent weeks, three different college campuses have seen instances of meningitis — one which resulted in the death of a university employee — but only one of those instances qualified as an outbreak prompting widespread vaccinations of the student body. Bacterial meningitis is a rare but dangerous infectious disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It can cause...

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Read the World Pneumonia Day 2010 Press Release here! – Stop Pneumonia

Posted at 18:11h in News[1] by WPD Staff[2] Today the World Fights Back Against the Leading Killer of Children: Pneumonia! “A league of global health experts, advocates, policymakers, and superheroes dressed in head-to-toe blue spandex supersuits fought back today against pneumonia – the world’s leading killer of children despite the existence of vaccines and medicines that could save a million...

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Listeria monocytogenes Model Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECOMPANY CONTACT AND PHONE NUMBER DATE FOOD CO. RECALLS PRODUCT BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK Company Name of City, State is recalling Quantity and/or type of Product, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with...

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Press Release: “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”

FRONTLINE INVESTIGATES THE RISE OF DEADLY, DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA THAT MODERN ANTIBIOTICS CAN’T STOP FRONTLINE PresentsHunting the Nightmare BacteriaTuesday, October 22, 2013, at 10 p.m. on PBSwww.facebook.com/frontline | Twitter: @frontlinepbs #frontlinepbs[2]https://www.pbs.org/frontline[1][3] Addie Rerecich was a happy 11-year-old girl who loved sports and talked a mile a minute. But when a mysterious pain in her hip landed her in the hospital in...

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