Created: 04/24/2013 6:59 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
Meningitis is a disease that can strike in hours and affect anyone of any age.
To raise awareness Wednesday is 'World Meningitis Day.'
Meningitis is causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
Over the past five years, 15 to 30 Minnesotans have become infected with the disease each year.
Click here to learn more about meningitis risk factors, causes and symptoms from the Mayo Clinic.