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Why is meningitis so dangerous? - Melvin Sanicas

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In 1987, thousands of people gathered in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. But what started out as a celebration led to a worldwide health crisis: more than 2,000 cases of meningitis broke out, spreading across Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world. How did it spread so quickly and what makes meningitis so dangerous? Melvin Sanicas examines how the disease affects our bodies.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Melvin Sanicas
  • Director Bálint Gelley
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Producer Bella Szederkényi
  • Storyboard Artist Daniel Gray
  • Animator Anna Katalin Lovrity, Rebeka Király, Barna Nemes
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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