Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Silent Killer: World Meningitis Day 2013
With precious first born syndrome in full swing with her, any time there was a slight fever, the M word was at the back of my mind. It's still there with the other two these days, albeit not in such an alarmist manner. Today is World Meningitis Day. It's a good day to remind ourselves of the symptoms and what to be aware of and look out for.
There is a free 24 hour helpline if you are ever in doubt, it's totally worth making use of. 1800 41 33 44 stick it in your phone and don't be afraid to use it. You can't be too careful with this illness and time is of the essence. The service is there, use it.
To learn more about meningitis and it's symptoms, treatment and implications check out the Meningitis: Keep Watching website.
This video is another somber reminder of how important it is to keep watch on our babies.
‘Meningitis: Keep Watching Ireland’ is a new campaign launched by Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland with support from Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited, encouraging parents to remain vigilant for the signs and symptoms of the disease.