Every year, bacterial meningitis affects around 3,400 people in the UK and kills more children under five than any other infectious disease. What’s most frightening for parents is the speed in which meningitis can come on; it can kill within hours.Many parents mistakenly think their children are protected against all types of the disease and may miss the symptoms and delay seeking medical advice.
Three leading meningitis charities are launching a new campaign called Meningitis: Keep Watching asking parents to spread the word that children are not protected against all types of meningitis. Please help them help parents keep watch.
Meningitis Research Foundation, Meningitis Trust and Meningitis UK, with support from Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited, bring you the launch of Meningitis: Keep Watching.