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APRIL 24 is WORLD MENINGITIS DAY. This disease is only one of 10 diseases in the world that can kill within 24 hours if not treated  immediately. Those who survive can also end up with long lasting side effects or disability.

We will be in the Murray Street Mall in Perth on April 21st from 9am -3pm. Come down and  say "Hi" and pick up a pamphlet from our information booth.

Meningitis Centre of Australia Inc is striving to eliminate meningitis in Australia by lobbying for vaccines and educating the community to be aware of the signs and symptoms. The Centre also provides support for families affected by the disease.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the fluid and membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.

There are three main types of meningitis infection

  • Bacterial
  • Viral
  • Fungal/environmental


In 2013 Australia became the first country in the world to approve the meningococcal B vaccine for widespread use. However while it is available via prescription  through a doctor is is still too expensive for most people. The Meningitis Centre Australia is continuing to lobby the federal government to put it on the National Immunisation Program so that it is FREE for everybody.

Please sign our petition for the Federal Government to allocate funding for this life saving vaccine!


Latest News

4 Apr 2016
Far Northern parents unaware of Meningococcal B vaccine
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29 Mar 2016
Ferrari’s James Allison loses wife to meningitis
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29 Mar 2016
Miracle twins for meningitis survivor Danielle Weymark
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22 Mar 2016
Meningococcal disease in a school child in Western Australia
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Meningitis can kill in 24 hours

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