Timmahh Posted October 12, 2012 Report Share Posted October 12, 2012 (edited) MUST READ FOR EVERYONE! From CBS news a few hrs ago. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57530886/steroid-injections-tied-to-meningitis-outbreak-may-cause-joint-infection/ and from NBC Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Mass Vaccinations The state Health Department recommended today that 5,800 students be vaccinated to protect them from a meningitis-related outbreak that has killed two high school students and left a third seriously ill. Health officials will start administering the shots Friday to students in six schools in and around the northeastern Ohio city of Alliance. "Our job is to err on the side of conservatism," said Nick Baird, director of the Health Department. Over the weekend, thousands of people in the Alliance area lined up to get antibiotics, and about 37,000 doses were given out. But the pills protect people for only a day or two. A vaccine lasts three to five years. Infection Kills Two High School Students Two Beloit West Branch High School students, Jonathan Stauffer, 15, and Kelly Coblentz, 16, died more than a week ago after contracting a blood infection caused by a strain of the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. School officials suspect the two shared a water bottle at a school picnic last month. Christin Van Camp, 18, a student at Marlington High School, about 15 miles away, was diagnosed Saturday with the same kind of blood infection. The bacteria give victims either meningitis, a disease of the brain, or meningococcemia, a blood infection. The bacteria are spread by saliva, which can be spread by drinking out of someone's glass or sharing a fork or spoon. Symptoms include high fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, nausea, vomiting and exhaustion. A decision on immunization is based on the number of infections in a community. In a town the size of Alliance — about 23,000 people — three infections would be the minimum required under guidelines of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Surgical Masks and Disinfectant The outbreak has spread fear and confusion in and around Alliance. Full Story Here: http://www.cbsnews.c...oint-infection/ http://abcnews.go.co...id=93171&page=1 Now, go get your shot to protect you from you shot. This is a real story, but how much faith do YOU Have in the message? Edited October 12, 2012 by Timmahh Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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