April 25 has been chosen as World Meningitis Day 2009 by the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) which brings together meningitis organisations from all over the world to alert people to the signs and symptoms of the disease, to promote the need for vaccines and to make sure support is available to all those affected by meningitis.
Chris Head, MRF's Chief Executive commented: "Meningitis is a global killer, affecting thousands of people every year in the UK and millions more around the globe. We hope World Meningitis Day will highlight the global impact of these diseases and the importance of continued research, education and awareness in creating a world free from meningitis and septicaemia."
You can read more about World Meningitis Day on our website http://www.meningitis.org/news/details/24355
or on COMO's site http://www.comoonline.org/wmd.html
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