Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Watch out for the symptoms of meningitis

As the cold winter weather takes hold and cases of meningitis begin to rise, I'd like to point your readers in the direction of Meningitis UK's website.

We've just launched a new section explaining about all aspects of the disease in the hope that people will be better prepared to spot the symptoms.

Now is the time to be extra vigilant as symptoms for meningitis are easily confused with more minor ailments, such as the common cold or 'flu.

New interactive features, including a flash game, explain how the immune system works and shows the success of vaccines.

Meningitis UK's mission is to eradicate meningitis completely. Our Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign hopes to raise £7m to achieve this goal. Please visit www.meningitisuk.org and click on the 'meningitis' tab to find out more.

CATHERINE FOUGERE-MASTERS

Meningitis UK

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