Meningitis

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CDC Approves Two New Meningitis Vaccines

A local pediatrician applauds the CDC’s approval of two expensive new meningitis vaccines.

06/25/2015

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Meningitis Death in Madison County

Elizabeth Schreck, 30, of Durham, Missouri, was in Highland last week for a cake decorating seminar when she felt symptoms, complaining of a headache as well as neck and back pain.

04/22/2015

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HPV Vaccine Prevents More Than Cervical Cancer

Back to school for some children means back to the pediatrician to get required vaccinations.

08/11/2014

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College Students: Get Your Meningitis Vaccine

Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.

03/07/2014

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Another Belleville Hospital May Have Received Recalled Drugs

Memorial Hospital added to list.

10/24/2012

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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville Warn Patients of Possible Meningitis Outbreak

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital announced 26 patients were given the possibly tainted medicine.

10/23/2012

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Illinois Healthcare Facilities Being Alerted About Tainted Drugs

Metro East healthcare facilities included in the alerts.

10/22/2012

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SLU Researchers Test New Pneumonia Vaccine

The previous vaccine protected against illnesses such as meningitis and blood stream infections caused by pneumonia but not pneumonia itself.

10/16/2012

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Chicago Doctor Expects More Meningitis Cases

An estimated 350 Illinoisans may have been exposed to the product.

10/15/2012

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Back to School Shots, Especially for Meningitis

Ten percent of those who contract meningitis die.

08/13/2012

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