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Don’t wait for a rash

A rash will not always appear with meningitis. A rash is a sign of blood poisoning and it can be one of the last symptoms to be displayed. If and when it does, it could be too late.

Meningitis and septicaemia can kill within hours. We are urging people, don't wait for a rash.

We are concerned to find that 5.3 million adults in the UK cannot name a single symptom of meningitis.

Please help us spread the word and encourage everyone you know to get lifesaving information.

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Meningitis Now is the new name for Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust. Our goals remain the same – saving lives and rebuilding futures.

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You can now keep the Meningitis Now signs and symptoms card on your iPhone. Life-saving information at your fingertips

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