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  • Meningococcal disease and neurological deficits

    Mar 18, 2009 11:32 IST
    Invasive meningococcal disease is a life-threatening condition and may cause septicaemia and/or meningitis.
  • Meningitis epidemic in Tripura

    Feb 23, 2009 08:38 IST
    There are reports of a meningitis outbreak in Tripura. The disease has affected at least four villages of a block in Longtarai valley.
  • Intimate kissing and teen's risk of meningitis

    Feb 15, 2006 12:34 IST
    Intimate kissing (in teens) with multiple partners, and a history of preceding illness are risk factors for meningococcal disease.
  • Meningitis vaccine provides lasting protection

    Feb 27, 2010 10:41 IST
    The meningitis C vaccine program introduced in the UK in 1999 has been successful in bringing down disease rates. A recent study indicates that vaccine remains effective 4 years later, provided that it was given at the appropriate age.
  • Antibiotics can cut meningitis risk

    Feb 17, 2010 02:12 IST
    When someone comes down with meningitis, giving household contacts i.e. people in contact with the infected person, the appropriate antibiotics can reduce their risk of infection by 89 percent, according to recent research.
  • Infantile meningitis may cause later disability

    Sep 18, 2001 07:34 IST
    Meningitis in infancy has been known to be largely fatal. If not, it may result in moderate to severe disability, which often lasts a lifetime. The disability is more likely to occur if the baby contracts the infection during the neonatal period. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, children who contract meningitis during...
  • The meningitis menace

    Nov 24, 2000 07:55 IST
    Though India has its deluge of dreaded diseases against which children are routinely vaccinated every year, there are some which are grossly ignored. Bacterial meningitis is one of these. Medically known as <I>Haemophilus influenzae</I> type B (HIB) meningitis, this form of the disease is very common in India, but not much attention is paid to it, ...
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