meningitis meningitis  /ˌmɛ nən ˈdʒaɪ təs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea

Usage(s):

  1. Tests indicate that every other child is liable to an attack by cerebro-spinal meningitis.
  2. Meningococcic meningitis is on the upswing again.
  3. Cryptococcal meningitis was always fatal until the antifungal drug, amphotericin B, came into use six years ago.

News

  1. New Meningococcal Meningitis Awareness Program, "Get in the Game" to Level Playing Field for Young Athletes

    SILVER SPRINGS, Md. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Voices of Meningitis, a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in collaboration with Sanofi ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Meningitis outbreak: Nashville lawsuits dropped

    Wayne Reed, left, lost his wife, Diana, to fungal meningitis. Lawyers have dropped Nashville lawsuits filed on behalf of Reed, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other local victims. They plan to refile the claims against multiple parties in a pending federal court case in Massachusetts.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times

  3. Meningitis victims' families drop local St. Thomas lawsuit

    Four families who sued Saint Thomas Hospital following last year's fungal meningitis outbreak have dropped their lawsuits in Davidson County.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WSMV Nashville

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Quotes

  1. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said: "I've had the privilege of meeting Dr Sow and was inspired by his work to prevent needless deaths from pneumonia and meningitis. Thanks to Dr Sow and his colleagues, children in...
    on Jun 21, 2008 By: Melinda Gates Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Pneumococcal infection can cause very serious illness such as meningitis and pneumonia, as well as being one of the most common bacterial causes of ear infections," said Sir Liam. "The under 2s are a particular risk group. The new vaccine...
    on Feb 8, 2006 By: Liam Donaldson Source: Times Online

  3. "He's not too good at the moment. He was doing fine but he got meningitis two weeks ago and it turned the whole thing topsy-turvy," said Malachy McCourt, an actor, writer and politician.
    on Jul 15, 2009 By: Malachy McCourt Source: Globe and Mail

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