It’s been reported that an eight month old baby, Koa Brock from Scotland, is in Dumfries hospital after being taken ill with meningococcal meningitis, and that the family have been told that he won’t pull through.
Rob Dawson, Director of Support at MRF said, “The thoughts of everyone at Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) are with Koa and his family at this terribly sad time and our support team are here for them and anyone affected.
“Vaccination is the best way to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, but there are not yet vaccines available to prevent all types, so knowing the symptoms is also really important.
Details of the routine immunisation programme for babies is available here.
Symptoms information can be found here
MRF has a free helpline and support service for anyone affected or with questions about meningitis or septicaemia, 080 8800 3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.