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EDITOR - On behalf of the Meningitis Research Foundation, we would like to thank everyone who took part in our national meningitis awareness week in September.

Meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases and they can strike anyone without warning, killing one in ten, and leaving a quarter of survivors with life-long after effects.

‘Counting the cost of meningitis’ shows how those who survive can struggle to come to terms with the impact of these horrific diseases which change lives forever.

Our campaign makes practical recommendations to the government to reduce the burden of disease through vaccination in the UK.

Vaccination provides peace of mind for every parent across the country and to date, nearly 6,500 people agree with us and have signed our online petition at www.meningitis.org/sign.

If you haven’t done so already, we appeal to you to sign our petition and join the fight against meningitis and septicaemia.


Chief executive, Meningitis Research Foundation