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Meningitis B vaccine should be included in national immunisation programme, says charity

The first vaccine which protects against meningitis B should be included in the national immunisation programme, a leading meningitis organisation said this week.

Meningitis case reported in Castlepollard

A case of meningitis has been identified in a crèche in Castepollard, it was confirmed this week.

Fundraiser tonight for city man who contracted meningitis while living abroad

A 46-year-old city man undergoing treatment in the United States for a condition he contracted abroad is to benefit from a major fundraiser being held tonight (Thursday) at 8.30pm at Crowe’s Bar in Bohermore.

Be vigilant about meningitis, warns ACT

A meningitis awareness charity is urging people to be on the alert for the condition which is more common during winter.

Play soccer and help autism and meningitis charities

More than 500 boys and girls will take part in a 12 hour sponsored soccer marathon in Oranmore later this month to raise funds for local charities.

Galway-based national meningitis charity urges public to be aware of symptoms

A national meningitis charity is urging people to be aware of the symptoms of the condition. There is at least one case of the infection each day in Ireland.

Three people who experienced the devastation of meningitis highlight importance of support

Three Galway people who have experienced the devastation caused by meningitis have joined forces with Connacht rugby captain John Muldoon to highlight the importance of support following a diagnosis.

City man enlists 100 marathon runners to remember his late daughter

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A local man has enlisted a 100-strong team of family, friends and colleagues to take part in this year’s Galway marathon in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

Be meningitis aware

National charity Meningitis Research Foundation is endeavouring to dispel a meningitis myth to raise awareness of the disease and help save lives this summer. Many people believe meningitis and septicaemia — the blood poisoning form of the disease — can only be contracted during the winter months, when people are more susceptible to illness, however these diseases can strike anyone, of any age, at any time.

Fahey says new childhood immunisation schedule will benefit babies

New babies are set to benefit from a new childhood immunisation schedule recommended by the Royal College of Physicians, according to local Fianna Fail TD Frank Fahey.

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