New recommendations for the meningitis vaccine

Meningitis is an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis, caused by a bacteria called meningococcus, is a serious bacterial illness. About 1,000-2,600 people get meningococcal disease each year in the U.S.  Even with treatment, 10-15 percent of these people die, and others suffer long-term neurological problems.

Teenagers and college freshmen who live in dormitories are at increased risk for getting …Continue reading →