• FDA Approves First Vaccine to Prevent Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the approval of Trumenba, the first vaccine licensed in the United States to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age. Meningococcal ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • New Discovery in the Microbiology of Serious Human Disease
    Previously undiscovered secrets of how human cells interact with a bacterium which causes a serious human disease have been revealed in new research by microbiologists at the University of Nottingham. The scientists at the University’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH and FDA Win Top Award for Intellectual Property Licensing of Meningitis Vaccine
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will receive a top national award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property licensing deal, for technology transfer of a pioneering, low-cost meningitis vaccine launched in ...More
    September 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Rutgers Expert Offers Update on Bacterial Meningitis
    With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent it. DiFerdinando is ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Bacterial Meningitis Incidence Drops in the United States
    Advances in the prevention and treatment of an often fatal condition called bacterial meningitis appear to be paying dividends in the United States, report infectious disease experts at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal The ...More
    August 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Sneaky Bacteria Change Key Protein's Shape to Escape Detection
    Every once in a while in the U.S., bacterial meningitis seems to crop up out of nowhere, claiming a young life. Part of the disease's danger is the ability of the bacteria to evade the body's immune system, but scientists are now figuring out how the pathogen hides in plain ...More
    May 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Meningococcal Disease Update
    On Monday, March 10, a Drexel University student died from serogroup B meningococcal disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s laboratory analysis shows that the strain in Princeton University’s serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak ...More
    March 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Alert on Recognizing, Reporting Meningitis Associated with University Outbreaks
    Eight cases of serogroup B meningococcal disease have been reported in Princeton University students or persons with links to Princeton University during the last eight months, including three cases reported since September. One case occurred in a high school student who ...More
    December 2, 2013 Posted in News
  • Michigan AG Seeks Justice for Fungal Meningitis Victims, Announces Criminal Investigations
    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts today announced a new coordination of their respective and continuing independent state and federal criminal investigations of New England Compounding Center ...More
    November 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Update
    A year ago this month, the CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center as part of the response to the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to three contaminated lots of preservative-free MPA produced by the New England Compounding Center. As of Oct. 23, 2013, there have ...More
    October 31, 2013 Posted in Videos
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