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April 2013

World Meningitis Day 2013

Today is World Meningitis Day.

Ireland has the highest incidence of meningococcal disease in Europe, with over twice the average disease rate. Meningitis can kill within 24 hours of symptom onset.

 

Meningitis Infographic IRE

 

Stay vigilant and know the symptoms . Symptoms may include all or some of the following

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Painfully stiff neck
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Very sleepy
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Non blanching rash (doesn’t disappear under pressure)

More information can be found from Meningitis: Keep Watching


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