Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is saddened to hear that a 23 year old, Jordan Barber from Aspley, Nottingham, has tragically died from septicaemia.
Nottinghamshire Live reports that Jordan had gone to work on the morning of Friday 22 June, but he went home with flu-like symptoms and died in hospital later that day.
Rob Dawson, Director of Support at MRF said, “We are saddened to learn of the death of Jordan and our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends. We’re here to help anyone affected by meningitis and septicaemia.
“Teenagers and young adults are at increased risk of meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria. We encourage everyone to take up the offer of the vaccines that are included in routine immunisation schedules to protect themselves and their families. However, there are not yet vaccines available to prevent all forms of the disease so it is vital that people are aware of the symptoms.
Anyone with questions or concerns can call the free MRF helpline on 080 8800 3344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The helpline hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.