Meningitis Foundation receives 100,000 USD donation from Losway Wealth

From: Losway Wealth
Published: Thu Feb 23 2017

Meningitis Foundation has received 100,000 USD donation from Losway Wealth, represented by Mr. Garrett Rogers, senior wealth manager. "This donation will make a positive difference to the lives of people in the world and fight meningitis through prevention programs and support services", said Mr. Garrett Rogers, Losway Wealth.

The emergence of a new meningitis strain, W135, was confirmed in countries belonging to the African meningitis infected over 13 000 people and killed 1500 in an outbreak in Burkina Faso. At the time, no vaccine against the new strain was available in adequate quantities and at an affordable price, which led to vaccination campaigns in Burkina Faso being interrupted because the traditional bivalent vaccine was not effective against the new strain.

Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, usually bacteria or viruses, but meningitis can also be caused by physical injury, cancer or certain drugs.

The severity of illness and the treatment for meningitis differ depending on the cause. Thus, it is important to know the specific cause of meningitis. For example, bacterial meningitis is usually more severe than viral, fungal, or parasitic meningitis. Although it can be very serious, bacterial meningitis can be treated with antibiotics that can prevent severe illness and reduce the spread of infection from person to person. For long-term protection, there is a vaccine that targets four types of invasive meningococcal disease.
Company: Losway Wealth
Contact Name: Garrett Rogers
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