Monday 24 April marks World Meningitis Day. The aim is to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and increase knowledge of the vaccines available. The day is co-ordinated by the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations. They have made the following video to inform about the signs and symptoms of meningitis.
The BSI is pleased to support World Meningitis Day and we will be highlighting resources and relevant information through our communication channels throughout the day.
The theme for 2017 is ‘24 hours – trust your instincts’, with the key campaign messages as follows:
- Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that affects more than 1 million people worldwide each year
- Meningitis can affect people of all ages and cause death within 24 hours
- Some forms of meningitis are vaccine preventable
- Don’t wait until it threatens the life of someone you care about, learn what to look for and trust your instincts
Follow our social media channels and #24HourMeningitis to find out more: