Baby Contracts Bacterial Meningitis

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene baby is fighting for her life in a Portland hospital after contracting bacterial meningitis. A healthy baby Presley Henry took a rapid turn for the worse. It started out with fever symptoms. After her parents called the doctor and gave her some Baby Tylenol, the 3-month-old wasn’t getting any better. … Continue reading »

Updating Your Child’s Vaccinations

(CNN) — Reading, writing and arithmetic are all important. But when it comes to a student’s well-being, public health officials say vaccines are the best way to ward off diseases. So it’s always good to update your child’s immunization records. That’s because as adolescents get older, some of the protection from their childhood shots begin … Continue reading »

Child treated for Meningococcemia

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County hospital treated a child Tuesday for a strain of the bacterial infection known as Meningococcemia. It’s a blood infection that lives in the respiratory system, but it’s a different strain of bacteria than bacterial meningitis, which lives in the spinal chord. Lane County Public Health says all persons at … Continue reading »