Meningococcal disease is caused by bacteria (not by a virus), and transmitted via mucus. Meningococcal bacteria can live harmlessly in our throat and nose. Around 20% percent of people will be carrying these bacteria at any one time without ever becoming ill ('healthy carriers').
The Amanda Young Foundation has a number of trained presenters available to give informative and educational sessions.They can present sessions on Meningococcal disease to groups ranging from kindergarten through primary school age up to adults. Sessions can be arranged at a time to suit.
The Support Program provided by the Amanda Young Foundation is aimed at those affected directly by meningococcal disease and their families or significant others. Meningococcal septicaemia and meningitis can have a long term impact, and affects each individual and family differently.