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Meningitis

Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Some bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia (blood poisoning)

 

Key facts:

Meningitis can affect anyone of any age    

Meningitis can kill

Meningitis can cause long-term after-effects

Viral and bacterial are the most common causes of meningitis

No vaccine provides 100% protection against meningitis

Early signs and symptoms can appear similar to 'flu' or a stomach bug

 

Free fact sheets and resources can be found below:

 

Viral Meningitis

Meningococcal Meningitis

Pneumococcal Meningitis

TB Meningitis

Neonatal Meningitis

Meningitis Vaccination

 

 

Signs and Symptoms of Meninigitis card

 

Test you knowledge of Meningitis by taking the Meningitis Now quiz

 

Download the Meningitis Now App for iPhone

 

All resources and information taken from Meningitis Now

 

Is your child well enough to be at nursery?

Please use the chart below to decide if your child is well enough to attend nursery.

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Gagging vs. Choking

Loud and red, let them go ahead

Silent and blue, they need help for you

 

For advice on choking please visit NHS Direct

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CarSeatSmarter

CarSeatSmarter is an online course consisting of six modules. Work through them and learn how to keep your children safe on every journey in the car. To complete the training click here to access the course