Learn about menin­gi­tis

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS -

I WAS ter­ri­bly sad to read your story about the case of baby Mo­ham­mad Ald­mour, who re­port­edly died of menin­gi­tis af­ter be­ing sent home from hos­pi­tal in Septem­ber 2018

(M.E.N. on­line, Jan­uary 13).

We have reached out to Mo­hammed’s fam­ily to of­fer our con­do­lences and sup­port and will con­tinue to fol­low with in­ter­est your re­ports of his in­quest. We also have Com­mu­nity Sup­port Of­fi­cers in the area, ready to help any­one touched by the dis­ease.

Menin­gi­tis is thank­fully a rare dis­ease, but when it strikes it can strike fast and it can be fa­tal. This is why we be­lieve that the first line of de­fence against menin­gi­tis is for ev­ery­one to learn the signs of symp­toms of the dis­ease.

To help with this we have a range of free aware­ness ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing wal­let-sized symp­toms cards, which are avail­able on our web­site menin­gi­tis­now.org.

We hope that to­gether, we can beat menin­gi­tis.

Dr Tom Nutt, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Menin­gi­tis Now

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