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Learn the symptoms

meningitis sympotms

Meningitis and septicaemia can kill and disable in hours.

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It's estimated that 1,000 people die from meningitis and septicaemia every day. Many more are left with life-long disabilities. We have invested over £17m in vital research and health interventions which aid diagnosis. We spend around £1m a year in the UK supporting those affected and providing free information to the public and health care professionals.

Book of experience

Personal stories presenting a unique picture of how meningitis and septicaemia have affected individuals, families and whole communities.

Helen Arnold
Danielle Hull
Fiona Yelland
Chris Green
Kaylyn Palmer
Amelia Lancaster
Amber Davies
Ruairí Smart
Dawn Carrie

Robbie's story


Amputations at 21 months. Robbie & Jill talk about the after effects of septicaemia

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Sally's story


"Nobody could believe someone as healthy as Sally could have died so quickly"

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