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Meningitis awareness campaign in memory of sister

Anne Fletcher died just weeks after he 18th birthday Photo: ITV Granada

A Bolton woman says more needs to be done to raise awareness of meningitis and septicaemia, the disease that killed her 18 year old sister.

Ruth Hill says the government must introduce a vaccination which she believes will save lives.

Latest figures show over 360 cases of the diseases in the North West and as part of National Meningitis Week campaigners have been to Downing Street calling for the Government to act.

For more information about the symptoms to look out for concerning both meningitis and septicaemia head to the Meningitis Research Foundation.