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Craig teenager diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

Early last week, state public health nurses in Craig reported a confirmed case of bacterial meningococcal infection in a Craig teenager. The youth was hospitalized on May 1, and since then has improved because of rapid diagnosis and treatment.
State considers expanding vaccinations for children

...immunized against Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, chicken pox and Hib disease. Hib disease was the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children under 5 before a vaccination became available. Alaska is the only state in the country that does not...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...liver diseases. Hib is a bacterial illness that usually strikes children under age 5 and is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in young children, Becker said. Mumps is a viral disease characterized by fever and swelling or tenderness of...
Northwest Digest

...aware and sorrowing for their losses," she said. Bacterial meningitis kills Kodiak woman KODIAK - A Kodiak woman died from a case of streptococcal bacterial meningitis, health officials said Thursday. Because of confidentiality...
Juneau Empire Online Sports: Hasek wins second straight MVP 6/26/98

...for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. McLennan, 26, overcame a life-threatening bout of bacterial meningitis two years ago. He had to learn how to walk again, yet made it back to the NHL. ``My muscles were so beaten...


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