Several cases of meningitis reported in recent weeks

Several cases of meningitis reported in recent weeks

27 February 2017

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has been made aware of several cases of bacterial meningitis and septicaemia in recent weeks.

There is normally a rise in the number of cases of bacterial meningitis in the UK and Ireland in the winter months. That’s why it’s more important than ever for people to be vigilant and know the symptoms during winter.

The best way to prevent meningitis is vaccination. MRF is urging all young people in their first year at university to get the free MenACWY vaccine from their GP. This will not only help protect them from four types of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia but also protect others by stopping the spread.

  • Know the symptoms
  • Find out about the MenACWY vaccine
  • Call MRF’s free helpline if you have any questions or concerns on 080 8800 3344

Sam Williams
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