Early symptoms can include:
- Muscle pain
- Stomach cramps
- Fever with cold hands and feet
DO NOT wait for a rash. If a child is ill and getting worse, get medical help immediately.
A child with meningitis or septicaemia can get a lot worse very quickly. Keep checking them.
Trust your instincts – Get medical help immediately.
Find out more about meningitis, as well as the symptoms in this short video: