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January 3, 2019 
Deadly Meningitis B Targets College Students - webmd.com
 

December 19, 2018
Meningococcal meningitis strains with resistance to antibiotics are at risk of increasing worldwide
April 10, 2018
Politics, not parenting, to blame for 'vaccination hesitancy,' UW prof says - cbc.ca/news
September 2, 2017
Vaccines save 20 million lives, $350 billion in poor countries since 2001 - uncnews.unc.edu
July 31, 2017
Protect your family from Meningitis B - ctviewpoints.org
February 9, 2017
Why Can't Doctors Just Give Up On Vaccine Deniers - HuffingtonPost.com
February 8, 2017
How the Anti-Vaxxers are Winning - NYT

September 28, 2016
Ireland 2nd Country To Start Free MenB Vaccine Program For Infants - via Independent.ie
May 18, 2016
MenAfriVac vaccine slashes meningitis cases in Africa
April 30, 2016
Media Release: MRFC teams to 'walk the talk' for meningitis awareness & prevention
February 1, 2016
Remembering Sarah Hastings Fundraising Event Photos

June 11, 2015
Ride The Divide for Meningitis: A blog by Paul Millar
August 31, 2015
MRFC Launches new video: 'Out of the Blue' - The Story of the MRFC

April 29, 2014
MRFC brings awareness to meningitis with sky-high walk - Vaccine News Daily
April 26, 2014
The MRFC Walks The Edge of the CN Tower To Raise Awareness & Funds To Fight This Devastating Disease - CNW
April 23, 2014
Quebec Announces It Will Use New MenB Vaccine (English)  

Quebec Announces It Will Use New MenB Vaccine (Francais) - COMITÉ SUR L’IMMUNISATION DU QUÉBEC
April 10, 2014
Mandatory vaccinations expanding for Waterloo Region students - The Record
April 9, 2014
Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To - HuffingtonPost.com
April 1, 2014
Dr. Marla Shapiro: Clearing up meningitis vaccine confusion - CTVNews.ca
CanadaAM: New meningitis vaccines available - Video
March 15, 2014
The MRFC: A Successful Fifteen-Year Journey
March 11, 2014
New MenB Vaccine Offers Hope - Dr. Ron Gold
February 27, 2014
MenB Vaccine Now Available To Doctors & Pharmacists Across Canada - Newswire.ca

December 11, 2013
Meningitis kills kindergarten girl in Surrey, B.C. - CBC
Health Canada Approves Bexero (English) - Novartis
Health Canada Approves Bexero (French) - Novartis
December 9, 2013
Health Canada Approves Meningococcal B Vaccine
November 18, 2013
Universal Immunization Symbol
April 24, 2013
How far will the MRFC go to Highlight Meningitis as Part of a Global Awareness Day? 356 Metres in the Air! - Newswire.ca

April 23, 2013
Media Advisory - National Voice of Meningitis Shouting from the Rooftops, Literally - Newswire.ca
Coquitlam couple educates families on dangers of meningitis - Tri-City News.com
Girl died after Ornge failed to log call - CBCNews
Did Ornge mix-up cost girl her life? - The Windsor Star
Ornge mix-up cited in death of Windsor child - The Windsor Star

May 5, 2012
MRFC at Queen's Park on World Meningitis Day
April 25, 2012
Lack of meningitis vaccine pains grieving parents - CBC..ca
April 24, 2012
Amy Purdy on Meningitis Awareness - CTV.ca
World Meningitis Day - CTV.ca (Keaton Grassie & Dr. Ron Gold featured)
April 21, 2012
Join Hands Against Meningitis - World Meningitis Day - April 24th

December 27, 2011
Empowered by loss of son - Cambridgetimes.ca
December 17, 2011
Deadly meningitis difficult to diagnose early - The Record
October 22, 2011
CoMO Conference 2011: The human face of meningitis - Michael Redfearn
October 12, 2011
New meningitis vaccine could be approved by the spring: Doctor - Toronto Sun
July 18, 2011
Novartis vaccine shows significant potential in providing broad coverage against meningococcal serogroup B infections - Media Release
June 16, 2011
New meningitis shot could halt African epidemics - Reuters
May 5, 2011
The Sophia Bernier Benefit - May 28, 2011
May 3, 2011
Michael Maxwell Tournament Raises Awareness and Creates Memories - Oxford Review
April 28, 2011
Mike Maxwell 3 on 3 Road Hockey Tournament
April 23, 2011
World Meningitis Day - CNW News Release
February 12, 2011
Logan King looks back on the bright side of developing bacterial meningitis - The Survivor's Club
January 31, 2011
Alberta launches provincewide meningitis immunization program:
Grade 9 students to be offered vaccine starting Feb. 1
January 21, 2011
Barrie boy battles bacterial meningitis since November - The Barrie Examiner
January 12, 2011
Edmonton confirms 2 cases of bacterial meningitis - French Tribune.com

December 30, 2010
Colleen Jones Recovering from Bacterial Meningitis - TSN.ca
December 28, 2010
Recent CSU Meningococcal Case Linked To Others - thedenverchannel.com
(This article reminds us that all adolescents need to be vaccinated against meningitis.)
November 30, 2010
New Meningitis Vaccine Will Save Thousands Of Lives In Africa - Medical News Today Release
November 28, 2010
Public warned about deadly infection - Healthzone.ca
November 27, 2010
Meningitis Scare in Hamilton: Girl dies from contagious infection - Canoe.ca news
June 28, 2010
New Vaccine for Pneumococcal Disease Should Be Available for All Canadian Children - CNW Release
May 2, 2010
Mike Maxwell Memorial Road Hockey Tournament Inspires Hope - Special to the MRFC
April 7, 2010
Meningitis Awareness Crucial to Protect Vulnerable Children - The Record
March 19, 2010
Reflections on the Meningitis Day Act, blog post
March 17, 2010
Meningococcal Meningitis - Prevention - Audio PSA - March 2009
March 15, 2010
Bill 2, Meningitis Awareness Day Act, 2010 Passes Second Reading - Leeanna Pendergast MPP - Press Release.
March 5, 2010
Advanced Vaccine Guards Against Lethal Meningitis - Globe & Mail Special Information Supplement

December 23, 2009
New Vaccine for Pneumococcal Disease Receives Priority Approval From Health Canada
November 5, 2009
CITY-TV - Meningitis concerns accompany flu season due to symptom similarities
October 27, 2009
Meningitis May Be Mistaken for the flu
A New Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What should physicians know and do?
September 14, 2009
Amid flu flurry, don't forget teen shots against meningitis
June 5, 2009
Ontario government applauded for adopting broad protection strategy against meningoccocal meningitis
June 1, 2009
Ontario students to benefit from new vaccine
April 28, 2009
Meningococcal cases spark warning
April 18, 2009
Join Hands together around the Globe on World Meningitis Day on April 25th
April 1, 2009
Infant's meningitis death prompts outcry over First Nations health care
March 26, 2009
Fanshawe College - letter to students & staff
January 22, 2009
Lethbridge boy, 7 dies of Meningitis
Doctors in Calgary are treating two more children who may have meningitis

May 23, 2008
Immunization a powerful tool - Chilliwack Times
April 29, 2008
A memorial for Brodie, a warning for all - Vancouver Sun
April 21, 2008
Be a meningitis hero for your child
April 14, 2008
Woman leading meningitis awareness campaign - The Canadian Press
February 29, 2008
Mom's mission is to get word out about meningitis - The Record (PDF)
February, 2008
2008 Children's Miracle Network  Champions - Meningitis Feature (PDF)
February, 2008
Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada launches new PSA to raise meningitis awareness 
February, 2008
CBC Interview Nfld - Video

December 23, 2007
Family's brush with meningitis leads to advocacy
November 26, 2007
You could have it and not even know!
November 12, 2007
Painful story tells of deadly, but preventable disease
October 29, 2007
CBC TV News
June, 2007
Notifiable Diseases by Province for June 2007 (PDF)
Surveillance of invasive Meningococcal Disease in Canada
   1995-1996: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/97vol23/dr2316e.html
   1997-1998: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/00vol26/dr2621e.html
   1999-2001: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/04vol30/dr3003e.html
   2002-2003: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/06vol32/dr3208e.html
   2005-2005: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/07vol33/dr3310e.html
May 5, 2007
Death sparks infection fears at SAIT; Students warned of *meningitis* risk
April 30, 2007
Preventable Meningitis Death in BC Reinforces Need for Broadened Protection, Education
April 27, 2007
Rare strain of meningitis fells boy, 15; Publicly-funded vaccine didn't cover variant bacteria
March 27, 2007
Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada Applauds Meningitis Awareness, but Encourages Broadened Education
March 16, 2007 
New Meningitis Test Gets U.S. Federal Approval (PDF)
March 5, 2007 
Genome of Meningitis-Causing Bacteria Uncovered (PDF)
January 13, 2007
Drug saves children (PDF)
January 9, 2007
Promising Vaccine Offers Hope Against Meningitis (PDF)
January 3, 2007
Wabaseemoong Residents Warned about Meningitis

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