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Meningitis - Beware!

With the cold and flu season well under way it is important to know the signs and symptoms of meningitis (ADULTS CAN GET IT TOO!)

The symptoms are similar to flu but the effects can be much more devastating. So if you suspect meningitis or septicemia, get medical help immediately.

You can:

Call NHS Direct 111 or NHS 24 or your GP.

Go to your nearest A&E department.

Dial 999 for an ambulance.

Describe the symptoms carefully and say you think it could be meningitis or septicemia.

Early diagnosis can be difficult. If you have had advice and are still worried, get medical help again.

Trust your instincts.