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Recognise symptoms

The warning signs to look out for.

Fever or vomiting

• Severe headache

• Limb/joint/muscle pain

• Cold hands and feet/shivering

• Pale or mottled skin

• Breathing fast

• Rash

• Stiff neck

• Dislike of bright lights

• Very sleepy

• Confused or delirious

• Seizures

World Meningitis Day takes place on Wednesday – for more information visit www.meningitis.org or call 01 819 6931.

Irish Independent