You may be aware that a student at Bath Spa University sadly lost their life to meningococcal meningitis.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms can appear in any order and some may not appear at all. Signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease are outlined below.


  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Dislike of bright light
  • Joint/muscle pain

Septicaemia: - Fever - Vomiting - Bruising rash - Rapid breathing - Cold hands and feet

If you are concerned that there is a case of meningitis get medical help immediately by contacting your GP Surgery, dialling 111 or 999 in an emergency.

How can I protect myself?

If you are unsure whether you have received the vaccine, please contact your GP surgery. To check your eligibilty visit the UK MenACWY Eligibility checker.

Further information

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