Meningitis in Infants (also called Meningococcal disease) can come on suddenly and a healthy child who catches meningitis can be dead in 24-48 hours. Many mistake meningitis for the flu because it mimics flu symptoms. The risk of meningitis death is much higher (three to seven times) in infants younger than one year of age because their immune systems are less sophisticated. It is possible to prevent Infant Meningitis via vaccines but the vaccine is not universally recommended as of yet.
INFANT MENINGITIS: DID YOU KNOW?
Meningitis in infants is highly preventable with a vaccine.
1/16 children who contract Meningitis will die from it
Children are currently immunized for mumps, measles, rubella and rotovirus–but more children die from meningitis than any of these diseases.
Of the infants who survive meningitis, many will have paralysis, limb amputations, strokes, seizures, severe scarring, hearing loss, brain and organ damage, and more.
WHAT CAN BE DONE to prevent Infant Menigitis?
Sign the Petition to Protect Infants Now (PIN) to encourage the CDC to include the Meningitis Vaccine in their recommended list of vaccines for infants.
Watch this meaningful video so you are clear on the message to Protect Infants now. A mother who lost her child to Meningococcal Disease shares her story:
Blog Note: WE participated in this Meningitis campaign on behalf of Mom Central & Meningitis Angels. This Meningitis campaign is made possible, partially through the support provided by Novartis Vaccines. As well, a small donation to the charity of my choosing was made via my name by Mom Central to thank me for my participation. As usual, all the opinions for this posting are one hundred percent my own.
Little Blue Bag? Little Blue Box? Yes, every girl has dreamt of receiving that special BLUE package and white satiny bow at one time in her life. It probably Audrey Hepburn’s fault or that silly “Breakfast at Tiffany” Movie..well who knows? But no one will EVER argue with a present from Tiffany! To help you out with Valentine’s Day in 2012, some blogger friends and I thought you needed the ultimate treat…
Open to US and Canada only (Canadians please see note below). Void where prohibited. Ends February 7 at 11:59pm EST.
$200 Tiffany Card (WHAT???? Isn’t that FAB!) **Note: If the winner is a US resident, the prize is a $200 GC. Canadians, due to Gift Card restrictions, the prize if the winner is Canadian is a Return to Tiffany Double Heart Tag Pendant like the one pictured below, approximate value $200 USD
UPDATE: The Tiffany Gift Card Giveaway is Over. The Chief Blonde was not compensated for this post. She paid to be in the giveaway. See Giveaway Winners
Dogs are Better Than Cats! Pinterest Throw Down between Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Simply Stacie
This is Question Dog, she answers questions on our Facebook. Now can you imagine a CAT doing that?
Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income Fame gave us permission to use his dog. Simply Stacie and I are having a Throw Down to determine if Dogs are Better or Cats are Better ? Simply Stacie is taking the side of Cats, you can visit her post Cats are Better. Once you have looked at our posts and maybe even “Pinned” a few on Pinterest, take the mini-poll that you will find at the bottom of both of our posts. Remember, secretly you know….DOGS ARE BETTER!!! Game on Stacie!!
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