Meningitis Awareness Week

The initiative is urging everyone to know the symptoms of the life threatening disease.

Meningitis Research Foundation which runs the week (15-21 September) estimates 3,200 people are affected by meningitis in the UK every year.  And for many it can often lead to a brain injury and other on-going health complications. The symptoms of meningitis can be found here. One in ten dies and a quarter of survivors are left with life altering disabilities ranging from deafness and brain damage to amputations. Globally around 1,000 people die from meningitis every single day. Read a mum's inspiring story following her daughter's journey after meningitis. Find out more about Meningitis Awareness Week here.
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