What is Meningitis B?
Meningococcal infections can be extremely serious and cause meningitis and blood-poisoning (septicaemia). This can lead to severe brain damage, amputations and even death.
There are currently around 600 cases of Meningitis B every year in England and Wales, causing around 30 deaths, mainly among children and teenagers.What are the symptoms to look out for in young children?
High fever with cold hands and feet
Vomiting and refusal to feed
Becoming drowsy, floppy and unresponsive
Grunting or breathing rapidly
An unusual high-pitched or moaning cry
A tense, bulging soft spot on their head
A stiff neck and dislike of bright lights
Convulsions or seizuresClick here for more information