World Meningitis Day is April 24

Even though we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic devastating lives around the globe, awareness efforts on World Meningitis Day is still happening this April 24!

Meningococcal Meningitis affects anyone, more than 2.8 million people globally each year with teenagers and college students ages 16 through 21 have the highest rates. One in five bacterial meningitis survivors develop permanent disabilities such as brain damage, hearing and kidney function loss, and amputation of limbs. Even with fast diagnosis and treatment, up to 20 percent of bacterial meningitis patients will die.

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