Tag: meningitis

Indiana Parents Speaking Out After Daughter's Earache Turns Out To Be Meningitis

An Indiana couple is speaking out after their 10-year-old daughter died from complications of meningitis. They want others to know what symptoms to look out for.

Feature | Health February 10, 2019

Jameek Lowery, Man Who Died After Going To New Jersey Police Station For Help, May Have Had Meningitis

Jameek Lowery, the man whose Facebook Live showed how he begged for water and sought help to police officers, died of a still unspecified cause on Monday. Health officials suspected he had meningitis.

Neuroscience January 11, 2019

Man Passes Away 8 Years After Eating Slug Infected With Lungworm

A young man who had eaten a slug as a dare eight years ago lost his battle against rat lungworm, a type of parasite. He died last Friday surrounded by family and friends.

Public Health November 6, 2018

Disease Outbreak At Alabama Prison Leaves One Inmate Dead

One inmate has died after developing meningitis as a result of a disease outbreak at an Alabama prison. Two others had to be hospitalized, and authorities are already conducting an investigation.

Public Health September 29, 2018

4-Month-Old Baby Dies From Meningitis, Family Urges People To Get Vaccinated

A 4-month-old baby boy died 24 hours after contracting meningitis. Doctors informed the parents that the infant most likely contracted the virus from an unvaccinated person.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Baby Loses Arms And Legs Due To 'Worst Case' Of Meningitis In The Last 25 Years

A toddler contracted meningitis in September 2017 and had to undergo amputation to survive. Baby Kia has finally been able to return home after the procedure.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018

Woman's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

Kendra Jackson's runny nose was caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaking from her brain, which could lead to meningitis if left untreated. How did the doctors plug the source of the CSF leak?

Public Health May 7, 2018

Brain-Invading Parasite That Can Cause Meningitis Now In Florida, Thanks To Climate Change

The rat lungworm parasite that can cause potentially deadly meningitis has been found in Florida. Here are the five counties where researchers detected the presence of the parasite in snails and rats.

Public Health June 29, 2017

Pharmacy Head Faces Up To 35 Years In Prison For 2012 Meningitis Outbreak

Former Massachusetts pharmacy head Barry Cadden is set to receive sentencing for his role in the 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak. Cadden was convicted by a Boston federal jury in March of racketeering and fraud.

Public Health June 26, 2017

Meningitis-Causing Bacteria Suspected To Be Behind Deadly Mystery Outbreak In Liberia

Evidence points to a contagious bacterial infection that can lead to meningitis in the occurrence of a mystery illness in Liberia. Find out more about this infectious disease from U.S. health officials as well as the WHO.

Public Health May 9, 2017

Rare Parasitic Worm Spreads In Maui: Why Is Infection On The Rise?

A rare parasitic worm is spreading in Maui, where a number of people have been infested with the rat lungworm. In rare cases, the infection can affect the nervous system of the host.

Public Health April 10, 2017

Schoolchild In Cumberland Diagnosed With Viral Meningitis

A schoolchild from Cumberland, Maine has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, the second case in the county within a week. Health officials warn students to always practice proper hygiene.

Life October 12, 2015

Out-Of-Date Makeup May Contain Deadly Bacteria

Hanging on to your makeup? It may be time to let go, as researchers discover out-of-date cosmetics can harbor deadly bacteria, one of which can cause meningitis.

Life August 29, 2015

Boy Contracts Rare Amoeba Brain Infection After Swimming In Lake

The Minnesota Department of Health has reported that a child has been sickened by a rare form of meningitis called primary amebic meningoencephalitis after swimming in a lake that is believed to be infested by the Naegleria fowleri amoeba.

Life July 8, 2015

West Nile Alert: How To Keep Yourself Safe From Mosquito-Borne Virus

With summer officially underway, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a public warning regarding the potentially spread of the West Nile virus which is most active during the season.

Life July 3, 2015

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