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  • 16 September 2013
    UK: Meningitis charity calls for life saving vaccine

    Meningitis Research Foundation says the UK Government is in danger of failing millions of families for decades to come if it doesn’t implement a life saving vaccine. The Foundation launches its annual Meningitis Awareness Week on Monday 16 September, just days after submitting feedback to the committee which advises the UK Government on vaccines. And the charity says the committee’s draft decision not to recommend a vaccine against meningococcal B meningitis and septicaemia (Men B) “at any price” is seriously flawed.

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  • 19 August 2013
    MenB vaccine approved in Australia

    The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has added a multi-component meningococcal b (MenB) vaccine to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for use in individuals two months of age and older to protect against meningococcal disease, a leading cause of bacterial meningitis.

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  • 07 August 2013
    Meningitis and Septicaemia Conference - UK

    The UK's Meningitis Research Foundation is holiding its ninth Meningitis and Septicaemia in Children and Adults conference on Tuesday 5 and 6 November at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. The conference will bring together internationally renowned experts from a range of specialties to address the most important issues of the day, including burden of illness, recognition and treatment, vaccine development, vaccine implementation and public health policy. Find out more and how to book now!

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