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World Meningitis Day

With today, April 24th, being World Meningitis Day, the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations as well as the Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada and others are raising awareness about this potentially life-threatening condition. 468 more words

Ali Ghahary

Wake Forest University student tests positive for meningitis

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An undergraduate student at Wake Forest University has tested positive for bacterial meningitis Thursday morning, according to a press release from the news and communications department at WFU. 375 more words


Part 4: Dead, but still conscious !

Eban Alexander, surgeon and scientist, suffered a severe form of bacterial meningitis, was taken to the hospital, pronounced dead and hopeless in terms of recovery. While in a coma he visited heaven and was, upon waking a week later, able to recall in great detail all of his very exciting experiences and observations there.   1,345 more words


Part 3; Sick Like You Wouldn't Believe !

There comes a time when the ‘doctor is in’ but not as the doctor; instead — as the patient.  In the early morning hours of Nov. 1,607 more words

Bacterial Meningitis - Summary


  • inflammation of the leptomeninges (arachnoid mater + CSF)
  • among 10 most common infectious causes of death (135,000 deaths/world/year)


  • Community or Healthcare associated
    • Community: Strep pneumo, Neisseria meningitidis, Listeria monocytogenes (pt over 50-60 yr old or cell-mediated immunity)
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Meningitis Vaccines for Children and Teens

What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is a serious clinical syndrome in which inflammation of the meninges takes place in the layer covering the brain and spinal cord. 506 more words

Instinct and why you should trust it...

Becoming a parent for the first time was overwhelming, a heady mix of feeling madly in love and being completely unqualified for this new job. My biggest fear as I cradled my first born back in the summer of 2014 was how I’d be able to tell if he got ill? 893 more words