World Meningitis Day 2021
April 24, 2021 is World Meningitis Day—24 hours devoted to raising global awareness about a dangerous infectious disease that can affect anyone.
When it comes to meningitis, every minute counts.
April 24th is World Meningitis Day—24 hours devoted to raising awareness about how meningitis strikes quickly, causes severe complications, and can affect anyone.
When it comes to diagnosing meningitis, fast answers can save lives. The BioFire® FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel rapidly tests for a broad range of targets commonly associated with central nervous system infections.
The Clinical Impact of the BioFire ME Panel.
While traditional meningitis tests take 24–48 hours, the BioFire ME Panel uses PCR technology to go from sample to results in about one hour. Quickly rule in—and rule out—potential causes of meningitis/encephalitis with BioFire’s syndromic testing solution.
Visit our Testimonials page to learn more about the clinical impact of the BioFire ME Panel.
Learn more about meningitis from these sources:
- This year’s World Meningitis Day campaign focuses on what life is like after meningitis.
- The National Meningitis Association and the Meningitis Research Foundation provide information about meningitis, including how to recognize signs and symptoms, the availability of vaccines, and stories from survivors.
- The BioFire ME Panel webpage demonstrates the benefits of syndromic diagnostic testing.