Meningitis and Meningococcal Infection

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has the following leaflets:

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Eradicating meningococcal disease in young people

From the Department of Health. This document provides information on Meningitis, its symptoms and the campaigns that have been organised to help fight the disease.

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The Meningitis Trust

Aims to create awareness about the disease amongst health professionals and the general public, by providing free information, fund vital medical research into the disease, in the hope that a vaccination can be found to cover the various strains of the disease, and to provide support to patients and their families, by making available grants to help with purchasing of medical equipment etc and providing a 24 hour support line.

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Meningitis Research Foundation

Fighting to prevent death and disability resulting from meningitis and associated infections Striving to increase public awareness of meningitis and promoting a better understanding of the disease.

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Meningitis C

Information from the Department of Health.

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Meningitis C immunisation

Information from the Health Education Authority about the meningitis C vaccine and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of meningitis.

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Meningitis

Information from the British Brain and Spine Foundation.

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Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Meningococcal disease

Information from the Health Protection Agency.

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Meningitis UK

Meningitis UK has a single focus - to find a vaccine to protect against all forms of meningitis and associated diseases. Their website also has lots of information about meningitis.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Meningitis and Septicaemia

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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[url=http://www.nathnac.org/travel/factsheets/meningococcal.htm]Meningococcal meningitis [/url]

Information from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

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Flu, Hangover or Meningitis? - Look out for your mate

Information from the Welsh Assembly Government.

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Medicine Guide for Meningitis (all types)

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Meningitis

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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MenC vaccination

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Meningitis and septicaemia

Information from BUPA.



Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.