What are the symptoms of meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease is potentially fatal, urgent medical advice at the nearest hospital is advised if someone displays symptoms of the infections.
- stiff neck
- photophobia (eyes being more sensitive to light)
- poor eating/drinking, low alertness and vomiting (babies)
- cold hands and feet
- severe aches or pains
- rapid breathing
- a dark purple rash in the later stages
Sources & Citations
8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease – Signs and symptoms. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/symptoms.html (accessed December 2021).
MAT-AU2102477 Date of preparation January 2022Show All