WHO approves Indian-made vaccine to fight meningitis in Africa

A vaccine against meningitis prepared by an Indian company has been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), paving the way for its use to eradicate the disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

West Bengal rolls out pentavalent vaccine programme

West Bengal has introduced the pentavalent vaccination programme throughout the state to prevent infant mortality, a state health official said Saturday.

WHO approves Indian meningitis vaccine for African infants

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving a vaccine manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL) that has all but got rid of the deadly meningitis epidemics.

World Immunisation day: Indians yet to catch up with adult vaccination

Prevention is better than cure. This saying does not seem to hold good for Indians as far as health care is concerned with only around 10 percent of adults opting for vaccines to reduce the threat of common diseases.

Saudi government to ensure infection free Hajj

In the wake of the Ebola and Coronavirus outbreak, the Saudi government has said it will screen Hajj pilgrims this year.

Two new vaccines that can prevent spread of meningitis by nearly 40 pc, discovered

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered two new vaccines that can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person by nearly 40 percent.

Meningitis patients could benefit from new test

A new laser-based test has been developed by scientists at a Scottish university to speed up the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.

Antibody-producing cells discovered in spleen

Researchers have discovered a type of cells in human spleen that are essential for the production of antibodies, paving way for development of new vaccines to fight meningitis and pneumonia.

Zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Zinc can `starve` one of the world`s most deadly bacteria that causes pneumonia and meningitis, by preventing its uptake of an essential metal, scientists have found.

Eighth Princeton student diagnosed with meningitis

An eighth Princeton University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, a potentially fatal infection that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord, a university spokesman said on Friday.

Meningitis outbreak at Princeton University: officials

Princeton University is trying to contain an outbreak of bacterial meningitis that has sickened several students, school and health officials said today.

Smoking in pregnancy triples baby`s risk of meningitis

Smoking during pregnancy can triple the baby`s chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn.

Meningitis kills 20 in US; spreads to 16 States

At least 20 people have died and another 257 have been infected by the outbreak of deadly meningitis, linked to a contaminated drug, a federal health agency has said.

Scientists close to finding meningococcal B shot

Researchers are close to finding a shot that protects against many strains of meningococcal B.

Brush teeth `to stave off meningitis`

Brushing teeth after every meal is known to prevent bad breath, cavities and gum disease.

Meningitis claims lives of 12 infants in Mizoram

Five infants below the age of one year died during November while seven infants died in October in Mizoram.

Diabetes link to viral infection confirmed

Childhood diabetes has been linked to enteroviruses, which can lead to cold, flu and even meningitis.

Diabetes link to viral infection confirmed

Childhood diabetes has been linked to enteroviruses, which can lead to cold, flu and even meningitis.

Vaccine to tackle meningitis “just a year away”

Experts have tested a new vaccine for meningitis B, the strain against which there is currently no defense.

Vaccine to tackle meningitis “just a year away”

Experts have tested a new vaccine for meningitis B, the strain against which there is currently no defense.