Adult dies from meningitis in central Fife

22nd March 2018

An adult from central Fife has died from meningococcal disease

Fife

The patient passed away after being admitted to the Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy.

Those in close contact with the deceased had been identified and prescribed antibiotics.

Our founder Steve Dayman said: “We are saddened to learn of this case and extend our thoughts and best wishes to the individual’s family, friends and colleagues. Meningitis is a relatively rare disease though and we urge local people not to panic.” 

Learning the signs and symptoms of the disease is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones against meningitis. Common signs and symptoms of meningitis include fever, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, severe muscle pain, severe headache, stiff neck, dislike of bright lights, convulsions/seizures, pale / blotchy skin, spots / rash.

If you suspect meningitis seek medical help immediately.

If you have a question about meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia, just want to talk things through or find out more about our support, our experienced support staff are here to help. Call our Helpline on 0808 80 10 388 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday) or email helpline@meningitisnow.org (emails are answered during office hours only).

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