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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.


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Viral Meningitis isn't serious, right?!

Posted by Catherine Tarry on 17 August 2015

Three years ago, when my daughter was 4, she was admitted to hospital with Viral Meningitis. It was the worst time of my life. Every since then, I've experienced such a range of reactions from people when they find out she had it. Most are incredibly sympathetic, although many seem to want to tell me that viral meningitis is just a mild illness, something like a bad cold...and it upsets me. So I wrote this as a vent really, as just a way to say it how it is. Every case is different. But every case is serious. Tell me it's not serious for a 4...

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Student immunisation refused

Posted by Keith Lilley on 07 August 2015

My son skipped a year of school and so will start university slightly younger than normal. He was born on 7th September 1997 but our GP practice has told us that the cut off date is 31st August and therefore the NHS has instructed them not to include him in the immuisation programme. This seems wrong as it will put him at risk. Has anybody had a similar experience and found a solution?

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Ongoing symptoms

Posted by Maureen Hageman on 05 August 2015

I had viral meningitis in 1969 at the age of 25 and was hospitalised for 8 days with excruciating headaches, vomiting and unable to tolerate bright light or loud sounds. Over the years I have realised that I am very sensitive to temperature change on the top of my head and mostly wear hats on a windy or cold day to avoid having headaches. If I don't wear a hat on those occasions I will have a severe headache which will last for days. I am curious to know if other people have experienced the same symptoms as myself.

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