News and Events

  • 20 December 2018
    Adults Get Meningitis Too

    One of the myths surrounding deadly meningitis is that it’s a disease that only affects babies and young children. This is not true – anyone of any age can get meningitis, and one of the age groups more at risk is older adults; those over the age of 55. It’s for this reason that UK-charity Meningitis Now has launched a new awareness campaign – Adults Get It Too.

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  • 14 November 2018
    Meningitis progress lags substantially behind that of other preventable diseases, according to new research

    Wider vaccine protection and improved diagnosis and treatment needed to control global cases of meningitis

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  • 24 April 2018
    National Meningitis B Awareness Day in the United States

    This World Meningitis Day, CoMO members Patti Wukovits (of The Kimberly Coffey Foundation) and Alicia Stillman (of The Emily Stillman Foundation) will join U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN) and Congressman Mike Bishop (MI) in Washington D.C. to introduce a Resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives that would designate April 24th as National Meningitis B Awareness Day in the United States.

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