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APR 16, 2014 - Washington Times

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School confirms 6th-grader's death from meningitis

LOUISBURG, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas sixth-grader has died from complications of bacterial meningitis, but his school district and state health officials insist the disease is not contagious and does not pose a public health risk. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1h4UDEJ) reports the Louisburg Unified School District on ...

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APR 07, 2014 - MSNBC

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Two Meningitis Vaccines Get Breakthrough Status From FDA

Two prospective vaccines aimed at protecting against a potentially deadly strain of meningitis not covered by existing shots have received breakthrough therapy status from the Food and Drug Administration. It could speed up federal consideration of the drugs.

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APR 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Los Angeles' Meningitis Deaths Rattle Gay Community

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so. Martel, a gay bartender who moved to West Hollywood from New York City several ...

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APR 07, 2014 - Reuters

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Novartis' meningitis B vaccine wins breakthrough therapy status in U.S.

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said U.S. health regulators have granted the Swiss drugmaker's meningitis B vaccine Bexsero breakthrough therapy status.

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APR 05, 2014 - Washington Times

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Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so. Martel, a ...

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