Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nigeria meningitis deaths rise to 813

More than 800 people have died in a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria but the disease is now spreading more slowly, health minister Isaac Adewole said on Wednesday.

Medications

Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

(AP)—A U.S. panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Settlement seeks $100M fund for meningitis victims

A settlement that could result in a $100 million fund for victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy has been reached.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Meningitis death tied to last year's NJ outbreak

Federal health officials say a Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak last year at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Same meningitis strain behind Drexel, Princeton outbreaks

(HealthDay)—The strain of bacterial meningitis that killed a Drexel University student earlier this month is the same strain behind a Princeton University outbreak last year, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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