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Meningitis Angels is a national non profit organization dedicated to the prevention of vaccine preventable bacterial meningitis. We offer support to those families dealing with these diseases.
Remember meningitis does not stop at the dorm room door.
What parents and students should know:
According to ACIP/CDC children ages (11) years through college freshmen should be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis. However there is an increase in the infant ages and those persons with depressed immune systems are also at high risk.

Knowing the early signs of meningitis & blood poisoning can improve detection of the disease & save lives? They are Unrelenting fever, leg pain, cold hands & feet & abnormal skin color can develop within (12 hours) after infection long before the more classic signs of the illness such as a rash, headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and impaired consciousness.

Children in daycare & those of American Indian, Eskimo & African American heritage are at a higher risk for pneumococcal & HIB meningitis.

Anyone with a compromised immune system or who has had a their spleen removed can be at higher risk. Check with your doctor about immunizations.

Help Stop Meningitis!

Visit the AAP,Sound Advice on Vaccines: http://www.cispimmunize.org/fam/soundadvice.html

Please join our cause and feature on your face book page. http://apps.facebook.com/causes/103719/35941843?m=6d54c0aa

Visit http:www.Parent2Parentonmeningitis.com

Contact Frankie Milley, Meningitis Angels, Founder/National Executive Director and Mother to an only child, Ryan who died with meningococcal meningitis.

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