Babies and young children are at the highest risk from meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia
On average, meningitis B causes 1870 people to die each year in the UK. 1 person in 10 dies from the disease and 10% of those who survive this insidious disease will suffer major physical or mental impairment.
Knowing the signs and symptoms, trusting your instincts and getting medical help immediately can save lives.
This short video will help to explain what meningitis is, what can cause it, what to look for and what you should do. Holly’s story is just one of too many stories, but we hope that it helps.
Meningitis symptoms in babies & toddlers
The symptoms of Meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia can appear in any order. Some may not appear at all.
Try to familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms of this potentially life threatening bacterial infection, if you suspect meningitis or septicaemia, get medical help immediately.