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Meningitis is Preventable There are simple ways to protect your children


April 18, 2018

World Meningitis Day is April 24th, so this is a good opportunity to share some information to help protect our community from this potentially deadly disease that can be fatal within 24 hours. The good news is that there are safe and effective vaccines that protect against the most common causes of bacterial and viral meningitis.

What is it?

Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis has various causes, from viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, amebic to non-infectious. It affects more than 2.8 million people globally each year. Anyon...

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