Don’t wait for a rash

30th October 2015

Following the recent news that brave youngster, Millie Dawson, fought for her life after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease, we are urging parents to remain vigilant of the signs and symptoms of meningitis

Everyone at Meningitis Now is pleased to hear that Millie is now recovering at home with her parents, although she still has a long way to go. 

Millie’s story highlights that signs and symptoms can appear in any order, or not at all. A rash was one of Millie’s last symptoms to appear - please do not to wait. If a child or someone you know is ill and getting worse seek medical help immediately. Identifying the disease quickly and taking immediate action can save lives. 

If you or someone you know has been affected, help raise awareness and share your story online on our Facebook page or via our website

Find out more about the signs and symptoms of meningitis here or download the Meningitis Now mobile app

Help us in our fight against meningitis and donate £3 by texting MNOW to 70007. Every penny raised will help us fund pioneering preventative research, raise awareness and support those affected, with lifelong help and care.

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