Meningococcal Meningitis Hits Yale

The Yale Health site has reported that a student has been diagnosed to have been suffering from serogroup B meningococcal meningitis. This is one in a long list of institutions that have been reporting outbreaks or cases of meningococcal meningitis in college students in the last few months. The Yale Health site goes on to elucidate the problems associated with a type B outbreak ot … Continue reading Meningococcal Meningitis Hits Yale

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Meningitis Epidemic in Niger Claims 75 Lives

A meningococcal meningitis (caused by Neisseria meningitidis) outbreak in Niger, which started in January this year, has kept gaining momentum. Currently, the numbers of cases in the country stands at 697, with 75 deaths attributed to this disease. A previous report stated that it had affected 345 people between January 1 to March 29 of this year, and of those, 45 people had died. The … Continue reading Meningitis Epidemic in Niger Claims 75 Lives

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