Meningitis

10-month-old at danger of losing all her limbs in worst case of meningitis in 25 years

10-month-old at danger of losing all her limbs in worst case of meningitis in 25 years

 Hospital doctors have told the family that it is the worst case they have seen for 25 years.

Oct 29, 2017, 18:41 PM IST
This new nose drop could help prevent meningitis!

This new nose drop could help prevent meningitis!

 This nose drop could help prevent meningitis, a deadly inflammation of the brain's outer membrane, and other infections.

Aug 01, 2017, 23:09 PM IST
For the first time, vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea

For the first time, vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea

The findings mark the first time a vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhea and point to new avenues in the search for a specific vaccine to stop the global spread of 'super-gonorrhoea'.

Jul 11, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Union Minister of Health JP Nadda on Saturday launched the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under the Universal Immunisation Programme that protects a child against severe forms of pneumococcal disease.

May 13, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
Vaccine shortage for Nigeria meningitis outbreak

Vaccine shortage for Nigeria meningitis outbreak

Meningitis is caused by different types of bacteria, six of which can cause epidemics.

Mar 31, 2017, 00:31 AM IST
Meningitis: What are the symptoms, causes of it? Who is at risk? Prevention tips

Meningitis: What are the symptoms, causes of it? Who is at risk? Prevention tips

The most common causes of meningitis are viral and bacterial infections. 

Dec 09, 2016, 12:49 PM IST
Heartbreaking ordeal of a mother who lost her baby to meningitis after overcoming 16 miscarriages

Heartbreaking ordeal of a mother who lost her baby to meningitis after overcoming 16 miscarriages

32-year-old Lizzie Allen was full of joy and enthusiasm when she gave birth to a baby girl after 16 miscarriages, but only to lose her to meningitis

Oct 26, 2016, 21:05 PM IST

Cost of bacterial Meningitis vaccine reduced

The vaccine available for the disease is extremely expensive which becomes difficult for developing countries like India to have affordability and accessibility to the vaccine.

Oct 21, 2015, 20:20 PM IST

UK rolls out world's first Meningitis B vaccination programme

Britain today became the first country to implement a vaccination programme for all newborn babies against meningitis B, which is fatal in one in 10 cases.

Sep 01, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

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.

Jan 19, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

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.

Jan 17, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

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.

Jan 09, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

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.

Nov 09, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

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.

Aug 31, 2014, 11:48 AM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2014, 21:25 PM IST

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.

Feb 26, 2014, 10:11 AM IST

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.

Feb 24, 2014, 19:39 PM IST

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.

Dec 08, 2013, 22:09 PM IST

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.

Nov 23, 2013, 10:04 AM IST

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.

Nov 17, 2013, 15:03 PM IST