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
- Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease. Signs and symptoms. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/symptoms.html (accessed 18 April 2018).
SPANZ.MENAC.18.05.0181a - Date of preparation May 2018Show All