Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada invites all Canadians to join hands with others around the globe on 'World Meningitis Day', April 25, 2009

    WATERLOO, ON, April 22 /CNW/ - Canadians can join hands with the
<a href="">Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada</a> and others around the globe to raise
awareness of meningitis and septicaemia by mapping their location and name on
our virtual '<a href="">World Meningitis Day Interactive Map</a>'
    Meningitis and septicaemia kill and maim children, young people and
adults the world over. This disease has no boundaries based on wealth, colour,
creed or country.

    Raise your voices for:

    -   ACCESS to information for everyone on the early recognition of signs
        and symptoms and the actions to take. Bacterial Meningitis is a
        Medical Emergency

    -   ACCESS to the available vaccines - there are vaccines against
        pneumococcal meningitis and some strains of meningococcal meningitis.

    -   FUNDING for research and development of vaccines.

    -   QUALITY CARE and support for all children and families who have
        already been affected for as long as they need it.

For further information:

For further information: Kathryn Blain, Chair, MRFC, Phone or Fax -
(519) 664-0244 or Toll-free 1-800-643-1303,; Dr. Ronald
Gold, Senior Medical Advisor, MRFC, (416) 693-4227,;
Mike Redfearn, Executive Assistant, MRFC, Cell, (519) 503-5410,

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