HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The World Health Organization on Thursday said it is launching a $1.5 billion campaign, hopefully including a new vaccine, to eliminate outbreaks of bacterial meningitis across Africa by 2030.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday recommended that men in Florida who have sex with other men get a meningococcal vaccine following one of the worst outbreaks among gay and bisexual men in U.S.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say routine childhood immunization rates have declined during the coronavirus pandemic.
The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination rate for North Dakota children from 19 months to 35 months decreased more than 6% between December 2019 to December 2022 to about 78%, according to the state Department of Health.
BOSTON (AP) — The former national sales director for a now-defunct Massachusetts pharmaceutical facility responsible for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston in connection with conspiring to defraud the Food and Drug Administration.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University and health officials are distributing antibiotics to people who attended a fraternity party after a person at the party tested positive for bacterial meningitis.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts pharmacist convicted for his role in a deadly 2012 multistate meningitis outbreak that killed more than 100 people and sickened hundreds of others will spend more time behind bars after a federal judge on Wednesday lengthened his original sentence by 2 1/2 years.
BOSTON (AP) — A founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts pharmaceutical facility responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak will spend 14 and a half years behind bars, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, lengthening his initial punishment of nine years that was tossed out by an appeals court.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have passed bills that allow certain first responders to file workers’ compensation benefits for being disabled from COVID-19, but still need to reach agreement on some differences...
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state teenager was hospitalized for the eighth time with viral meningitis and encephalitis.
Elianna Neumann, 17, was diagnosed Tuesday and placed in the in the Oregon Health and Sciences University hospital in Portland, The Daily News reports.
ATLANTA (AP) — A scientific panel has downgraded its recommendation that all retirement-age Americans get a top-selling vaccination against bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general has filed second-degree murder charges against a pharmacist and the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy who are blamed for a fatal meningitis outbreak...
NEW BRITAIN — A student at Central Connecticut State University is being treated for bacterial meningitis after falling “seriously ill,” university officials said.
According to an email from CCSU officials, the student had been receiving treatment for bacterial meningitis as a “safety precaution.” But, on Monday, the Connecticut Department of Public Health informed the school that initial test results confirm the student has bacterial meningiti.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts pharmacist convicted for his role in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak fought through sobs as he apologized to victims and their families Wednesday before being sentenced to eight years in prison...
The Port Neches-Groves ISD had a nail-biter last week, and it didn't happen on the football field. A student was tested for meningitis, and the situation could have caused district officials to remove other students who didn't get their required immunizations from school.
BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids...
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Health officials say Nigeria's meningitis outbreak has killed at least 489 people as of Monday.
Health Minister Isaac Adewole says 4,637 meningitis cases have been confirmed.
BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.
BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a former top executive at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a national meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people in 2012...
BOSTON (AP) — A former executive at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a national meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people in 2012 is headed for trial...
When Devon Price was drafted by the United States Marines Corps near the conclusion of World War II, he ended up fighting for his life. But his battle was quite different than the ones being fought in Europe and the South Pacific at the time.