Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours - know the symptoms.
The first symptoms are usually fever, vomiting, headache and feeling unwell. Limb pain, pale skin, and cold hands and feet often appear earlier than the rash, neck stiffness, dislike of bright lights and confusion.
Septicaemia can occur with or without meningitis. Not everyone gets all the symptoms and they can appear in any order.