World Meningitis Day

World Meningitis Day was celebrated on April 24 every year but in 2022 the date changed to October 5, so that the maximum number of people can be a part of the celebration.

Meningitis is the world's 6th largest infectious disease killer with 2.5 million new cases every year. It can affect anyone at any age. It can be fatal within a few hours & cause lifelong disability

Symptoms of meningitis can include:
  • Stiff neck
  • Fever
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Seizures
Infants may:

🔸have a bulging fontanelle (soft spot on their forehead)
🔸be droopy and unresponsive



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