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JUL 01, 2015 - Washington Times

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Meningitis vaccine needed for some Missouri college students

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Students living on Missouri public college campuses now must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. A state law requiring the vaccine for those living in on-campus housing took effect Wednesday. Students can seek a religious or medical exemption to the requirement. Meningococcal disease can cause an ...

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JUN 29, 2015 - NPR

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Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.

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JUN 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Africa Could Be Polio-Free Soon

After years of frustrating pushback, Africa may soon be able to declare itself polio-free. The disease that affects mostly children under 5 and can lead to irreversible paralysis, has been all but wiped out in Africa -- except for in Nigeria. There, religious leaders often interfered with vaccination campaigns, but thanks to increased efforts, the country hasn’t seen a new ...

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JUN 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Chicago to push meningitis vaccine during 'Pride' parade

CHICAGO (AP) - Efforts to stop a deadly meningitis outbreak in Chicago will gather speed and urgency this weekend during the city's annual gay pride celebration. Following six confirmed cases among gay and bisexual men, including one death, the Chicago Department of Public Health is expanding its campaign to make ...

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JUN 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Chicago starting outreach to promote meningitis vaccines

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago health officials are making more public outreach efforts amid diagnosed cases of meningitis among men who have sex with men. The Chicago Department of Public Health says it will make free meningitis vaccines available Friday through Monday at different sites throughout Chicago. The department also plans ...

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