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Posted by Carolina Mendoza-Topaz on 29 March 2015
Would anyone tell me if a routine vaginal swap in pregnat mothers , and antibotics if required would prevent meningitis in newborns? In other countries is done at every expectant mother at around 7 months of pregnancy. It is very easy and very low cost. How can be possible that in the UK is not done? Thanks for the answer
Posted by Miranda on 11 March 2015
I was diagnosed with spinal meningitis at nine months old . My mother placed me in a bath when I felt feverish the next thing she knew I was blue and my temperature sky rocketed.. Wen I made it to the hospital my temp was 107... I was placed in ice and slowly went into a coma. My ankles were slit for Ives and my head was shaved for me Ives !! I'm now thirty three and I don't remember my past just bits and pieces my neck and bones have started to deterate. I need some advice
Posted by Sarah Cunningham on 25 February 2015
Hi everyone my names Sarah, I have had meningitis twice, I caught Bacterial meningitis type B and septicemia when I was 18, and Viral Meningitis when i was 19. I am now 21 and my immune system is so low that I am constantly ill. I haven't recieved any help since suffering from Meningitus twice, I was discharged and that was it, no check ups, nothing.
The first time I caught bacterial meningitis I had just finished a shift at work, I cried all night and woke up with 4 paramedics in my room, I was rushed to the resusitation unit and kept...
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