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
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.
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.
A 30-year-old man who lost both his hands and feet to meningitis as a teenager is being sought by police. Sean Petrozzino
A student has died from meningitis after only arriving in the UK a few weeks ago after moving to the country to study law
A student from Northumbria University has died of suspected meningococcal meningitis, and now others have been warned to
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.
Meningitis is an illness we usually associate with children - this makes sense as it is most common in those under the age
It is vital that UK students are aware that there is a new freely available Meningitis C booster, which they need before they head off to university... New students are at increased risk of encountering the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease because they are often living in busy halls of residence and in close contact with other new students during fresher's week.
Moving photographs of meningitis survivors getting on with their lives were launched yesterday in a new online exhibition called Focus on Meningitis. The exhibition, created by the international charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is a mixture of professional and amateur photographs and marks the charity's 25th anniversary this month.