Matthew was three and a half when he contracted suspected bacterial meningitis in 2009. While...

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Meningitis can often result in tragic death, deafness, loss of limbs, brain damage or other neurological disabilities. Sadly, those most affected include infants, adolescents and young adults. 

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Every second counts - if you are concerned about a friend or family member and think their symptoms may be meningitis, seek the advice of a medical professional immediately.

Symptoms of Meningitis

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Children/Adult

 

Infants

Stiff Neck

Fever, possibly with cold hands and feet

Headache

Refusing feeds or vomiting

Fever

High pitched moaning cry or whimpering

Vomiting

Dislike of being  handled or fretful

Light Sensitivity

Neck retraction with arching of back

Drowsiness or Confusion

Blank & staring expression

Joint Pain

Child is difficult to wake, lethargic

Fitting

Pale, blotchy complexion

Announcements

Anne Geddes eBook available FREE
After conducting photo shoots in Australia, London and Toronto, Anne Geddes has compiled images of meningococcal survivors into a beautiful eBook entitled ‘Protecting our Tomorrows:...
Meningitis Infographic available to share
Meningitis is a global issue! Share this new infographic with family and friends to help make sure families worldwide are aware of meningitis and the vaccines available to prevent some of the most...

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