Meningitis case confirmed at North West University

2019-10-22 18:08

An isolated case of meningitis has been confirmed at North West University's Potchefstroom campus.

When does your child's headache call for a doctor's visit?

2018-08-16 10:00

Sometimes a headache can be a symptom of a more serious health issue in your child.

This baby girl is battling the ‘worst case of meningitis in decades’

2017-11-22 15:22

She contracted an extremely rare type of the disease about two months ago and needed to have one of her arms removed.

Nigeria says meningitis outbreak over, after 1 166 deaths

2017-06-30 21:07

Nigeria's health minister has declared that the outbreak of meningitis in the country is over, but only after it killed 1 166 people, most', of' them children.

Meningitis caused almost 180 deaths in Niger since January: UN

2017-05-17 21:08

At least 179 people, almost half of them children, have died of meningitis since January in Niger, where some 3,000 suspected cases have been reported, the United Nations has said.

Meningitis epidemic kills 336 children in Nigeria

2017-04-04 20:31

Nigerian and international health officials say a meningitis epidemic has killed 336 children amid fears it could spread across the border to Niger.

Niger needs 3.2 million doses of meningitis vaccine

2016-02-18 10:20

Niger needs millions of doses of meningitis vaccine to ward off a possible epidemic – after a spike that has seen dozens of cases reported since January.

7 ways to save your baby's life

2015-11-16 13:56

Keeping your baby safe and healthy is your number-one priority as a parent. Here are seven ways to protect him and save him from danger.

Answer: What's your diagnosis? – Case 22

2015-08-03 10:42

Mrs B took her 15 year old son, Boy X, to the doctor with symptoms of severe vomiting, headaches and a strange rash. It appears that the boy suffers from a potentially fatal condition called meningococcal meningitis.

Vaccine banishes meningitis epidemic

2015-01-12 11:10

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) is closing down after pioneering what could be a model for tackling infectious diseases in developing countries.


"TB put me in a wheelchair but I love myself and my body even more now"

2018-11-05 15:24

Makgosi Letimile, 35, was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2016 and lost the use of her legs. Now cured of TB, she reflects on her journey as lives with a disability.

Young bride dies just hours after getting married

2017-12-13 13:41

A young woman tragically died after catching a deadly bacterial infection.

This teen lost her arms and legs to meningitis – but now she’s using her disability to inspire others

2017-10-20 15:02

Seven years have passed and the teenager has defied the odds.

Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak

2017-06-26 16:49

The co-founder of a US compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more,

Nigeria meningitis death toll tops 1 000

2017-05-11 20:13

More than 1 000 people have died in an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, the Centre for Disease Control has said, but added that the spread of the disease is slowing.

Vaccine shortage for Nigeria meningitis outbreak

2017-03-30 18:30

Nigeria is facing a major shortfall in vaccines to contain an outbreak of meningitis that has claimed 282 lives since November last year, senior health officials have said.

32 dead, 100 infected in Ghana meningitis outbreak

2016-01-29 11:36

Health authorities in central Ghana have denied that there is a meningitis outbreak in the country's Ashanti region, but there are reports that at least 32 people have died in the past four weeks.

Vaccines short as meningitis epidemic erupts in West Africa

2015-08-07 14:17

International health officials are scrambling to find meningitis C vaccines as an outbreak of the child-killing disease threatens to balloon.

Niger meningitis death toll rises to 129 - minister

2015-04-24 14:26

The death toll in a meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has reached 129, the health minister says.

New meningitis vaccine for African babies

2015-01-09 13:46

The WHO has approved the distribution of a new ground-breaking meningitis vaccine for babies across Africa.

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