Tuesday 6 December 2016

Call on this life-saving app

Published 03/11/2010 | 05:00

Lives could be saved by a new iPhone app that displays the crucial signs of a disease that can kill within hours.

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Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has launched a free application that lists the symptoms of the infection. "This app ensures people have vital life-saving information directly at their fingertips," said MRF Ireland manager Diane McConnell.

Peter Moorhead, whose five-year-old daughter Ellie almost died when she contracted septicaemia -- the blood poisoning form of meningitis -- said everyone should download it.

See www.meningitis.org or call MRF's 24-hour helpline on 1800 413344.

Irish Independent

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