There are so many diseases around that have the potential to kill, but what diseases spread so rapidly that you are dead within 24 hours? Meningitis is one of them. The disease sweeps through the body at such a fast rate that a person can die within a day if they are not medically...Read more
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THE funeral of a 17-year-old who died suddenly from meningitis will take place this week. Daniel Bailey, a pupil at Alun School, Mold, died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after he developed meningococcal septicaemia. Headteacher Jane Cooper paid a heartfelt tribute to the year 12 student, of Church Lane, Rhydymwyn, who was studying for his A-levels in maths,...Read more
A grieving father has told of how his four-year-old daughter died from meningitis just hours after being sent away from hospital with 'tonsillitis'. Gracie Foster was waiting to undergo a tonsillectomy at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Calow, Derbyshire, when she started being sick and feeling 'sleepy'. Doctors diagnosed her with tonsillitis, before cancelling the operation and sending...Read more
There has been recent news stemming from the UK about the devastating loss of young lives from the dreaded disease Meningococcal B. There has been a huge push over there and in Australia to get this vaccine on the National Immunisation Plan (NIP). So it is free for everyone. Meningitis Centre Australia has...Read more
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