Bacterial Meningitis

Wyoming high school students write meningitis bill

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming seventh-graders would be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under a bill written by high school students who were moved by the story of a Colorado woman who died of the disease. State Sen. Bill Landen, a Republican from Casper, planned to introduce the bill Tuesday, when the legislative session begins.  The Casper… read more

Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal finds

(CNN) — A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an “elaborate fraud” that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.  An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12… read more

Bacterial Meningitis Casts Shadow Over Region

By Steve Porter FORT COLLINS – The sky isn’t falling, but Northern Colorado residents are living under a shadow of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis.  Two young, healthy Colorado State University students living in Fort Collins were admitted to Poudre Valley Hospital within hours of each other on the evening of Oct. 19, both exhibiting symptoms… read more