Meningitis And My Family

Katy Mann | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Mann

Six and a half years ago my life was changed forever. My baby son Charlie was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis. It turned our world upside down when he died six days after his diagnosis. As we lay with our baby while he took his last breath we couldn't believe our cheeky little 15 week old boy had been so cruelly taken from us

Student With 'Golf Ball-Sized' Brain Tumour Told She Just Had An Ingrown Toenail

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A student who had a brain tumour the size of a golf ball was misdiagnosed with an ingrown toenail. Gemma Martin, 22, was left needing life-saving sur...

Parents Urged To Spend 60 Seconds Learning First Aid Which Could Save Their Child's Life

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to spend just one minute learning first aid skills, which could ultimately save their child’s life in the future. Channel M...

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Parents Share Heartbreaking Images Of Moment Son Dies From Meningitis

Mercury Press | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: Readers may find the images in this article upsetting. The heartbreaking moment an eight-month-old baby died in his mum’s arms has been s...

Meningitis Vaccine - Don't 'B' Complacent

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

If your kids have had meningitis vaccines you may think they are safe - think again. No vaccine is 100% effective so any strain can still strike - but your teenager may not be covered against Meningitis B at all.

Meningitis: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Parents

Meningitis can affect anyone, but it is most common in babies and children. Babies are particularly vulnerable to meningitis because they can’t eas...

Genetic Test Could Save Lives As It Allows Faster Meningitis Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

A new genetic test could help doctors rapidly diagnose meningitis and other killer bacterial infections and help save lives. Currently when a child ar...

Is This The World's Most Unlucky Man?

SWNS | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A dad-of-two feels like the world’s most unlucky man after surviving four years of serious health problems - only to lose his wife to his best man. ...

The Importance of Global Unity Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Chris Head | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Head

On May 24th, CoMO organised a parliamentary meeting entitled, 'Life Course Vaccination: From Babyhood to Healthy Ageing - what are the priorities?' in...

Parents Release Graphic Images To Raise Awareness Of Meningitis B

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some readers may find the photos in the article graphic. A seven-year-old girl who was struck down with meningitis B days after being a bri...

Parents Share Graphic Photos Of Daughter With Meningococcal B

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some may find the images in the article graphic. A mum has spoken of her horror after a tiny 'bruise' on her daughter's chest turned out to...

World Meningitis Day - The Importance of 24 Hours

Chris Head | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Chris Head

As well as showing us the devastating impact meningitis can have, these stories are also telling us something else. That many forms of meningitis can be prevented through vaccination. And that, for the types of meningitis for which vaccination is not yet available, it is possible to get life-saving treatment if you know the symptoms and act quickly. We should listen to them.

Girl Who Lost Limbs To Meningitis Wins National Trampolining Competition

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

A girl who lost both her arms and legs to meningitis is jumping for joy after winning her category in a national trampolining competition. Izzy Weall...

Two Challenges I Didn't Expect in My Forties

Charlene Hutsebaut | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Hutsebaut

Shockingly as such a vibrant active person I was diagnosed with viral meningitis and found myself in a hospital bed for seven days! I was on a ward with people 30-40 years my senior.

Government Rejects Extending Meningitis Vaccine After 810,000 Sign E-Petition

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. The Government has rejected calls for the meningitis B vaccine to be prescribed to al...

Student Loses Her Legs And Fingers After Mistaking Meningitis For Freshers' Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A student has lost both legs and fingers after mistaking deadly meningitis for freshers' flu. Charlotte Hannibal, 19, from Selston, Notts, was a h...

Petitions, Parliament and Power: It's Not Just About the Numbers

Nadia Gilani | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK
Nadia Gilani

The question shouldn't be "do petitions work?" but "how do they work best?" It's all down to the power of a strong personal story that will help you build an army of supporters who you can call on to take action, every step of the way to victory. If you do that, your campaign will be impossible to ignore - however many signatures it attracts.

MPs To Debate Extending Meningitis Vaccine After Largest E-Petition In UK History Urges Action

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. MPs will debate whether to give the meningitis B vaccine to all children under 11 yea...

Why We Need Protection for Everyone Against Meningitis

Vinny Smith | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Vinny Smith

In the midst of the current debate about widening the age group eligible for MenB vaccination, at MRF we are asking government to deliver on the plan to show if vaccinating teenagers against MenB can protect the whole population, including the 2-11 year olds who are the focus of the current petition to government.

Matt Dawson On Son's Meningitis Battle: 'I Thought It Was A Virus'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents

Matt Dawson has opened up about the moment he discovered his two-year-old son had meningitis C in an emotional interview. The former England rugby ...

Meningitis Petition Has Become The UK's Most Signed After Death Of Faye

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. A petition calling for the meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children aged unde...

The Signs Of Meningitis In Kids You May Not Know About

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Parents

It's important for parents to be aware of the signs of meningitis in children aside from the commonly-known rash. Meningitis has hit the headlines ...

Graphic Image Shows Heartbreaking Reality Of Meningitis For Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. A mother has shared a shocking image of her daughter who recently died from meningiti...

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...