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Meningitis is a serious illness that can affect people of all ages, especially children teenagers and students. It causes:
- High temperature
- Dislike of light
- Purple rash that does not change colour if it is pressed with a glass (but do not wait for a rash if someone is already ill and getting worse).
If you suspect that you, or a child, has meningitis it is important to seek medical advice immediately.
Once the meningococcal bacteria reach the bloodstream, they multiply rapidly causing fever, cold hands and feet, joint or muscle pain, rapid breathing, stomach cramps and dirrhoea.