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Parents warned over meningitis

With millions of children and students preparing to return to school in England and Wales, and with children already back in Scotland, doctors and campaigners are warning parents of a spike in cases of the potentially killer disease.

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Meningitis symptoms 'harder to detect in babies'

Doctors say the symptoms are harder to identify but include a fever while the hands and feet are cold, high pitched moaning or whimpering, blank staring, inactivity and also hard to wake up. Other symptoms include:

  • Poor feeding
  • Neck retraction with arching of the back
  • Pale and blotchy complexion

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