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Scarlet Fever

Over the past few months, cases of Scarlet Fever have risen to the highest weekly level since records began in 1982. Scarlet fever is an infectious disease cause by a type of bacteria called Group A .....

Trek the Lake District - take up the challenge

Trek the Lake District - take up the challenge

Reheila Shahein has signed up for our English 3000’s – Trek the Lake District challenge. Here’s why. My Journey... January 2013 was a turning point with my health, being diagnosed .....


New survey launched into serious infection in babies

We’ve funded a national study to see how common the potentially fatal bacterial infection Group B streptococcus is in UK and Irish babies. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterium that can ca.....

Founder’s response to vaccine announcement

Founder’s response to vaccine announcement

Today is an historic day. Today, years of fighting has been listened to and the right decision has been made. Today, we are one step closer to a future where no-one loses their life to meningitis. T.....

Two in three Mumsnet parents can't afford meningitis vaccine

Two in three Mumsnet parents can't afford meningitis vaccine

Only one in three parents can afford a new lifesaving meningitis vaccine for their children, according to a new survey. Yet 95% are in favour of vaccines that protect against meningitis being offered.....


Novartis Bexsero® Meningitis B vaccine receives clinical recommendation in Australia

Novartis has announced that Australia has joined the growing number of countries where following licensure, Bexsero® has received a clinical recommendation for the vaccine’s routine use to h.....

Emma and Mike's story

Emma and Mike's story

Callum was born on 11 December, 2011. I was absolutely blown away by our beautiful little miracle. Each time I looked at him I realised how lucky I was and never took a single second for granted......

Couple hit the road in the Brighton Marathon

Couple hit the road in the Brighton Marathon

A BRIGHTON couple who last year watched marathon runners on the sea front from hospital whilst their son fought back from meningitis, will this year compete in the same race, to raise funds for us. A.....

Tommy to deliver petition to Jeremy Hunt

Tommy to deliver petition to Jeremy Hunt

LATER TODAY, two-year-old Tommy Brown, who was left severely disabled after contracting meningitis, will deliver a petition urging Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt to bring in a new Meningitis B vaccine......


Meningitis Now Research Appeal

We have today launched a national appeal to expand our preventative research programme, with the aim of raising £15,000. Over the last year we’ve invested over £1 million in researc.....

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