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  • Health officials raise red flag against meningitis

    March 3, 2014 10:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Health officials are urging people to take precautions against meningitis. The state Department of Health and Hospitals says an East Baton Rouge high school student died earlier this month from a strain of meningitis. State Epidemiologist Raul Ratard says the type of virus found in the... more »
  • Mom promotes meningitis vaccine awareness

    May 14, 2012 10:40 AM

    GALLIANO, La. (AP) - A Galliano woman who lost her son to bacterial meningitis in 2006 is working to promote public awareness of a vaccine for the disease. Jeri Acosta tells The Courier of Houma that she wants to make sure no other mother has to go through what she... more »
  • Kaplan Man Possibly Died from Meningitis

    January 31, 2011 7:25 PM

    A Kaplan family is mourning the loss of a loved one. Twenty year-old, Brigg Gary, died Friday. His family said possibly from meningitis. State health officials said at least one other case of the strain of bacteria, which is related to meningitis, is currently being investigated in the area. Regional... more »

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