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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.

Dr Hilary Jones warns against the dangers of meningitis and septicaemia

Dr Hilary Jones warns against the dangers of meningitis and septicaemia

18 December 2013

Television’s Dr Hilary Jones and longstanding MRF Patron works alongside an animated character in our new 30-second film warning people about meningitis and septicaemia. He encourages them to learn the symptoms, trust their instincts and act fast because these diseases can kill and seriously disable in hours.

The film, which can be seen on You Tube and our website was produced by the Bristol based production company Mendip Media, who animated our existing symptoms character for the film.

“I have done thousands of hours of TV in my time but being the prop for a cartoon character is unusual, “says Dr Hilary, who is a Patron of Meningitis Research Foundation. “But it was all in a good cause. Winter is the peak time for meningitis and septicaemia. It’s so important people know what to look out for and learn to act fast. I am very proud of this short film and I encourage everyone to take a moment and share it with family, friends and colleagues. Working together we can help save more people from meningitis and septicaemia.”

Christopher Head, CEO of MRF added: “We are delighted with our new symptoms information film and are grateful to Dr Hilary for giving his time to make it. Many parents are unaware that their children are not protected against all strains of the disease and sadly there have been a number of deaths from these diseases in recent weeks. There is currently, for example, no vaccine available in the UK and Ireland against the most common cause of meningitis - meningococcal B infection (MenB), which kills more children aged under five than any other infection.”

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