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A rash that does not fade under pressure is a sign of meningococcal septicaemia and is a medical emergency.
If you suspect meningitis or septicaemia, get medical help immediately. You can:
If you are worried about the symptoms of meningitis and spotting them in time, let us help you with our free card. We also have an iPhone app and an Android app for you to download.
It is important to remember you can't vaccinate against all types of meningitis, stay safe and carry one of our free symptoms cards at all times.
Remain vigilant to all the signs.
We produce symptoms cards in credit-card size, so that it can be kept easily inside a purse or wallet. Our symptoms cards are free to anyone - please call our freephone helpline on 0808 80 10 388 to get yours.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis, remaining vigilant and getting medical help quickly if concerned, can save lives. By learning the signs and symptoms of the disease now, you could be saving a life in the future. Visit our resources section for free meningitis downloads and literature.
Call one of our specially trained nurses on our freephone helpline, available 24-hours a day: 0808 80 10 388, or you can email us at [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as we can.
Meningitis Now is the new name for Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust. Our goals remain the same – saving lives and rebuilding futures.
Our helpline is available 24/7 to offer advice and answer your meningitis questions.
Are you worried that you or someone may have meningitis?
You can now keep the Meningitis Now signs and symptoms card on your iPhone. Life-saving information at your fingertips
Meningitis leaflets, posters and downloads: