News & Perspective

Aug 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
Teen vaccination

CDC: HPV vaccine rates climb, but disparities exist

Though coverage still isn't optimal, for the first time rates topped 60%, with the boys' level gaining ground on the girls'.

Jul 06, 2017

Jul 06, 2017
Chemical testing

WHO: Cofactor suspected in Liberian meningitis cluster

The cluster has been classified as a meningococcal C outbreak, but a cofactor may be involved.

Jun 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017
Spinal nerve block

Head of fungal meningitis outbreak pharmacy sentenced to 9 years in prison

In the wake of new laws and tighter federal oversight, the FDA has done more than 400 inspections, sent 150 warning letters, and overseen 125 recalls.

May 08, 2017

May 08, 2017
Neisseria meningitidis

Meningitis suspected in Liberia's mystery illness outbreak

Liberian official says meningitis is the possible cause of puzzling cases.

Jul 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016
East Pyne Hall, Princeton University

Meningitis B vaccine disappoints in campus outbreak

Most recipients produced antibodies, but 34% had no immune response to the outbreak strain.

Feb 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016
Map of meningitis belt in Africa

Africa notes success with meningitis vaccine, some others

Vaccination campaigns have nearly eliminated serogroup A meningitis cases from Africa.

Nov 10, 2015

Nov 10, 2015
Child receiving meningitis vaccine

Reports show meningitis vaccine's huge impact in Africa

The vaccine against a strain that affects only Africa has been a resounding success.

Jun 24, 2015

Jun 24, 2015
Young adult being vaccinated

ACIP endorses individual choice on meningitis B vaccine

ACIP stops short of recommending routine use of group B vaccine in young people.

Mar 13, 2014

Mar 13, 2014
Drexel University

Serogroup B implicated in Drexel U meningitis death

Serogroup B in a student with bacterial meningitis has now turned up on a third US college campus.

Nov 27, 2013

Nov 27, 2013
Bexsero meningococcal vaccine

CDC clears Princeton's meningococcal vaccine campaign

Princeton University will offer a vaccine that includes the outbreak strain starting Dec 9.

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