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36 MINS AGO - New York Times

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New Meningitis Strain in Africa Brings Call for More Vaccines

An international consortium is seeking five million doses of the vaccine against Type C meningitis and says they must arrive by January to be effective.

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3 HOURS AGO - BBC

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Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine

Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W.

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JUL 28, 2015 - Fox News

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Father of NJ boy 'in fight of his life' after meningitis infection says he's making small strides

The father of a New Jersey boy who contracted meningitis during the first round of a long-awaited treatment for his life-threatening illness said he is only making small strides now.

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JUL 28, 2015 - Washington Times

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Meningitis vaccine required for some Illinois students

MARION, Ill. (AP) - Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need to have had a vaccine to prevent meningitis. The meningococcal (mehn-ihn-joh-KAHK'-ul) vaccine protects against several types of the severe bacterial infection. The disease can be deadly and is particularly common among those ...

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JUL 24, 2015 - Fox News

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New Jersey boy diagnosed with incurable genetic disorder in 'fight of his life'

A New Jersey boy who waited years to participate in a clinical trial to treat his life-threatening illness is facing yet another hurdle after contracting meningitis during surgery to implant the device needed to receive dosage.

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