More on meningitis
Last week I wrote a feature on Rick Roop, the Altus athletic director who amazingly recovered from a severe case of pneumococcal meningitis that put him in a coma. You can read that story here. Soon after it was published, I received the following e-mail from the Meningitis Foundation of America, wanting spread awareness about the disease. Here is the information in its entirety.
“The Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA), a national organization, would like the public and media to know that information is available regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of meningitis.
MFA was founded by parents whose children were affected by meningitis. In addition to supporting vaccines and other means of preventing meningitis, the MFA provides information to educate the public and medical professionals so that the early diagnosis, treatment and, most important, prevention of meningitis, will save lives.
Meningitis is a dangerous and sometimes fatal inflammation of the brain and/or spinal cord that can leave survivors with serious life-long physical problems such as deafness, brain damage and other disabilities, meningitis can sometimes result in loss of limbs. MFA would like to be considered as a news resource for the disease.
If you would like to arrange an interview please call Jamie Callahan, General Manager of the MFA. For further information, visit the MFA website at www.musa.org.
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