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  • interpretation service in 150 languages
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Layla Marie Burns
Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease at 10 weeks

if we had waited til 5 o'clock Layla would have been dead

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Measuring immunity to meningococcal Y and W135 bacteria in England and Wales. Establishing a baseline for immunity

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Henry Barnes
MRF Membership and Support Officer
Henry Barnes

I’m really excited to be working for such a successful and forward thinking charity.

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