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About the diseases

Meningitis and septicaemia are serious, life threatening illnesses.
Bacteria, viruses and fungi can cause meningitis and septicaemia
Not everyone gets all the symptoms and they can appear in any order
For survivors after effects may be temporary or permanent, physical or emotional.
The most effective thing you can do to protect you and your children from meningitis is to get immunised.
Anyone can get meningitis or septicaemia, but various factors can increase the risk
What are the most common questions asked about bacterial meningitis?
Meningitis affects more than 5m people globally a year
A worldwide expert group raising awareness and helping prevent invasive meningococcal disease
Key global data and meningitis estimates
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Membership and support

The MRF Membership and Support team are here for you for any questions you might have about meningitis and septicaemia and their effects on you, or your family and friends.

Tel: Helpline UK 080 8800 3344 Ireland 1800 41 33 44