World Meningitis Day is observed in April, and sponsored by the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations. This is a great opportunity for people all over the world to raise their voices for meningitis, through telling patient stories, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and increasing knowledge of available vaccines.
World Meningitis Day raises awareness that meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that affects more than 1 million people worldwide each year. The Confederation of Meningitis Organizations calls attention to the fact that meningitis can affect people of all ages and cause death within 24 hours. Some forms of meningitis are vaccine preventable.
World Meningitis Day Sponsor:
Confederation of Meningitis Organizations
To learn more, visit http://www.comomeningitis.org
The awareness color for Meningitis is Burgundy.