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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Pneumococcal (Meningitis) By Maddie Wells What is it? Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Most severe cases are caused by bacteria is recommended for children 2 months through 10 years of age who are at increased risk for meningococcal diseaseroutinely recommended for all 11 through 18 year olds. The first dose should be given at 11-12 years of age and a booster dose at 16 years of age. Who gets the vaccine? What is the vaccine dosage? 0.5 mL-for everyone over 2! Vaccine information There are meningococcal vaccines that help provide protection against five types of meningococcal disease, including the three types most common in the United States (serogroups B, C, and Y) which is what everyone gets treated for. Pneumococcal History Meningitis outbreak was first recorded in Geneva in 1805. Georg Joachmann and simon Flexner created the first theory for the vaccination in 1900, but it was my until 1994 that the first vaccination came out Amy Purdy: Survivor of Meningitis She thought she had flu like symptoms and went to the hospital when she was 19. She was diagnosed with meningitis and had less than a 2% chance of survival. She ended up losing both her legs below her knees. She challenged herself to move on with her life and she ended up winning 3 medals at the USASA National Snowboardking Champoonship.She was also the 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist.
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