Meningitis is something all students should be aware of, know the signs of it and what to do if you suspect you or someone know has it.
A few key things to be aware of about meningitis:
Below are some of the common symptoms of meningitis, they also often develop quickly
These symptoms can appear in any order and you do not always get all the symptoms.
More information on the symptoms of meningitis can be found here> https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/meningitis/symptoms/
Steps you can to protect yourself
Meningitis can be caused by several different types of infections, so several vaccinations are available to protect against it.
Please visit the below NHS website or speak to your GP about getting vaccinated (NHS vaccines are free)
Meningitis is caused by viruses and bacteria spreading. Therefore it is usually spread from person to person by sneezing, coughing, kissing, close human contact, and sharing of utensils, cutlery and similar items.
By maintaining good personal and home hygiene the risk and spread can be reduced.
Please note that the infection is usually spread by people who carry these viruses or bacteria in their nose or throat, but are not ill themselves.
For a complete overview of meningitis please visit > https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/meningitis/