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08 September 2017

Signs of meningitis

PHE are reminding parents and students of the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease as outlined below.

Meningitis Septicaemia
- Fever - Fever
- Vomiting - Vomiting
- Severe headache - Bruising rash
- Stiff neck - Rapid breathing
- Dislike of bright light                      - Cold hands and feet
- Joint/muscle pain


Please also be aware that in some cases individuals have displayed symptoms similar to those associated with gastroenteritis. If you require further health protection advice or information, please contact PHE's Acute Response Centre on 0300 3038162 Option 1 Option 2 or for advice on any aspect of the MenACWY vaccination programme contact

Further information

The Meningitis Research Foundation:, 0808 800 3344 (24hr)

Meningitis Now:, 0808 80 10 388 (9am-10pm)