July 11, 2013

Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) talk

Yes I know, Invasive Mening... what??!

Well, IMD is a severe bacterial infection of the bloodstream or meninges (a thin lining covering the brain and spinal cord) caused by the meningococcus germ. It is spread by direct close contact with nose or throat discharges of an infected person.

Anyone can get meningococcal disease, but it is more common in infants and children.
IMD is rapidly progressive and fatal, and can take a person's life within 24 hours. Kids and teens are highly vulnerable, especially those who live in tropical climates.

Interested to know more about Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) and how to prevent it?

The details of the event:

When: 21st July 2013
Time: 3 PM

Where: Ballroom 8,
Setia City Convention Centre
No. 1, Jalan Setia Dagang AG U13/AG,
Setia Alam Seksyen U13,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor D. E., Malaysia

Paediatrician Dr Yong Junina Fadzil will discuss the impact of IMD, how it is spread, and what can be done to prevent it.

Email Edna.Lim@havaswwsiren.com to RSVP.
You may bring your friends and family members along!

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