Mum Kickstarts Parliamentary Debate Over Pregnancy Screening After Baby Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A couple are appealing for Group B Strep pregnancy screening to be made mandatory, after their baby died from an infection that could have been preven...

Parents Warned About Increased Meningitis Risk At Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Parents

A national charity has issued a warning to parents that children are more likely to get meningitis over the Christmas period than at any other time of...

How Prosthetic Slippers Helped A Girl Who Lost Her Feet To Meningitis Dance Again

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Parents

A six-year-old girl who lost her feet to meningitis, has been able to re-learn how to walk and dance thanks to her life-like prosthetic slippers. A...

Boy With Meningitis Thought To Be 'Brain Dead' Made Miracle Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

A boy who contracted meningitis at three weeks old and had his life support machine switched off made a miracle recovery and fight back to health. ...

Toddler Who Lost Limbs To Meningitis Is Learning To Stand With Prosthetic Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler who lost her limbs to meningitis is learning to stand after receiving prosthetic legs, her first pair of Clarks shoes and a standing frame t...

Meningitis: A Survivor's Story

Amy Davis | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Davis

Turning 18 was the most exciting time of my life. I was looking forward to making the most of becoming an 'official' adult and spending as much time going out with my friends as possible. Those turning 18 or off to university this year are probably feeling full of this excitement and the joys of not knowing what's around the corner - gearing up to start an amazing new chapter...

Meningitis - Your Vote Could Save Lives

Victoria Curran | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Parents
Victoria Curran

My son was extremely fortunate. He developed pneumococcal meningitis. It's an aggressive strain most common in babies under 18 months old. It is fatal in 15% of cases and 25% of those who survive are left with severe and disabling after-effects. From what we can tell, Finn has made a full recovery.

15 Photos Of Kids Which Powerfully Raise Awareness Of Meningococcal Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Parents

World-renowned photographer Anne Geddes has used her talents as a visual storyteller to raise awareness about meningococcal meningitis in children. ...

Meningitis B Vaccine Now Given To Babies Across UK

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

A new vaccine to prevent deadly meningitis is to be given to babies across the UK from today. The meningitis B jab is being offered on the NHS for ...

MenB Vaccine Could Prevent Up to 4,000 Cases of Meningococcal Disease

Chris Head | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Head

Staff and members from Meningitis Research Foundation welcome the rollout from 1 September of the world's first comprehensive vaccination programme for babies against meningococcal B (MenB) meningitis and septicaemia through the UK's immunisation programme.

The Meningitis

Miss Behave | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miss Behave

In the long run meningitis and what I thought were my dreams disappearing was exactly what needed to happen for me to find out what I wanted to do. I'm not saying I'd recommend a debilitating virus and bad health...but it worked for me.

Heartbreaking Photo Shows Woman Clutching Her 'Soul Mate' As He Dies After Meningitis Misdiagnosis

SWNS | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has released a heartbreaking photo showing her clutching the man she loved, just hours before he passed away. Mthuthuzeli Mpongwana, 38, wa...

#StoptheSpread Against a Deadly New Strain of Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents
Chris Head

We have launched #StoptheSpread to encourage all students starting university in September and young people at secondary school to make sure they are protected against this deadly strain of meningitis and septicaemia.

Mother Raises Awareness Of Meningitis Symptoms After Son Died Suddenly

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mother wants to make sure parents are armed with information about meningitis, after her four-year-old son was misdiagnosed and died from a rare str...

Charity Celebrates Long Awaited News of Introduction of MenB Vaccine

Chris Head | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) supporters across the UK are celebrating the news that a long awaited and hard campaigned for vaccine against the most feared and deadly disease will be offered to babies for free under the NHS.

Time Is Running Out for a Decision on Life-saving Vaccine

Luciana Berger | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

As this zombie parliament staggers towards the exit, we must ask why ministers have failed to introduce the vaccine that we know could eradicate Meningitis B. Negotiations over the price that ministers are prepared to pay for this life saving vaccine have been underway since last summer, after the vaccine was approved, yet they still have not reached an agreement.

Doctors' Anger As Price War Over Meningitis Vaccine Rages

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK

A meningitis vaccine that is currently the subject of price negotiations should be introduced as soon as possible "to save lives", a charity has warne...

Meningitis Research Foundation Welcomes Protection Against Rising MenW Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Chris Head

While the rise was initially seen in adults, it has now extended to all age groups and, for the first time in a decade, young children have died as a result of MenW. A rise in cases in students has also been observed.

Jeremy Hunt - #WheresOurVaccine?

Chris Head | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningococcal B infection has for decades been the single largest cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK, and a leading cause of death and disability in young children. It is feared by parents and health professionals alike because it is difficult to diagnose, strikes without warning and can kill a healthy child within hours. Prevention is key

Fighting Meningitis Globally

Chris Head | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis is poorly understood in Malawi - many people seek the wrong sort of treatment or seek it too late, and there can often be delays reaching appropriate healthcare.

Know the Symptoms This Winter as Meningitis Is Still Here and Cases Are on the Rise

Chris Head | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis Research Foundation is concerned that more than 20 university students have had meningitis in England alone since term began this September, and tragically, some have died. We are also supporting a number of parents whose younger children have died or been disabled by this disease.

Quadruple Amputee On The Run After His Parents Were Murdered 'Is Armed & Dangerous'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

A 30-year-old man who lost both his hands and feet to meningitis as a teenager is being sought by police. Sean Petrozzino has been named as a “p...

Student Killed By Meningitis After Moving To The UK Just A Few Weeks Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student has died from meningitis after only arriving in the UK a few weeks ago after moving to the country to study law at Northumbria University. ...

Northumbria University Student Dies Of Suspected Meningitis

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Northumbria University has died of suspected meningococcal meningitis, and now others have been warned to be aware of the symptoms. ...

Meningitis Hasn't Gone Away - It's Still a Threat So Help Save Lives This Winter

Chris Head | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Head

Meningitis has been in the news in the UK throughout 2014 but it's no time to be complacent about the symptoms; this deadly disease hasn't gone away and winter is the deadliest time as the number of cases always climbs.