Emergency information

If you're worried about meningitis, don't waste time. Trust your instincts and get medical help immediately

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Getting help

In an emergency

What to do

  • Describe the symptoms carefully and say that you think it could be meningitis or septicaemia
  • If you have had medical advice and are still worried, get medical help again as early diagnosis can be difficult

Meningitis symptoms

Check meningitis signs and symptoms:

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