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Following the recent inquest in to the untimely death of a 21 year old student from Meningitis, it seems appropriate to to provide some information about this nasty illness which it is very easy to misdiagnose even by medical professionals.

What is not commonly known by most people is the fact that meningitis normally starts as Sepsis; indeed, you cannot get Meningitis with our first getting Sepsis and many of the signs and symptoms that we associate with Meningitis are actually related to Sepsis. Equally, it is important to appreciate that not all Sepsis becomes Meningitis but what whichever disease has been contracted it is imperative that urgent medical advice is sought.

There is a wealth of information available about both illnesses and if you would like to learn more than please go to the Meningitis Now website where you will find lots of helpful information

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