18-year-old George Zographou died after contracting Meningitis at Boardmasters Festival last year.Read the full story ›
The student is currently receiving treatment and is recovering well.Read the full story ›
The open letter by Nicole Zographou has been published by the Meningitis Now campaign.Read the full story ›
A thousand people gathered in Bristol for a charity football match in memory of an 18 year old who died from meningitis B last month.Read the full story ›
The mother and sister of George Zographou have been speaking to Kylie Pentelow.
George died last month from Meningitis B.
His family say he was a positive, caring person who was extremely popular.
A charity football match in George's memory is taking place on Sunday and is raising money for Meningitis Now.
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The unnamed patient was in the same social circle as Bristol student George Zographou who died from meningitis B last month.Read the full story ›
A charity football match in George Zographou's memory is taking place on Sunday and is raising money for Meningitis Now.Read the full story ›
A Gloucestershire MP is calling for a vaccination against a potentially deadly form of meningitis to be available on the NHS.
Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has told Parliament that the Bexsero vaccine for Menengitis B was licensed last year, but was turned down by an NHS committee because it is not considered cost-effective.
He received a petition from Gloucestershire grandparents, who lost their 19-year-old grand-daughter to the disease.
As a campaign for a meningitis vaccine to be made available on the NHS gathers momentum, a reminder of the symptoms to look out for:
- Severe headache
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Vomiting (being sick)
- Feeling generally unwell
- Seizures or fits
- Being unable to tolerate bright lights
- A stiff neck
- A rapid breathing rate
- A blotchy red rash that does not fade or change colour when you place a glass against it
For more information about meningitis and the campaign to find a cure, contact Meningitis Now
Watch our new series featuring ordinary people across the region, whose lives have been altered completely by a life-changing experience.
Our first piece is the story of how a family tragedy 30 years ago started one man's crusade to eradicate the deadly disease of meningitis.