The number of meningitis cases traditionally peaks in February, which is why a beezer new website has been launched to offer advice about the illness.
MeningitisUK.org is designed to encourage citizens to become familiar with the symptoms of this devastating disease and to support the charity’s search for a vaccine.
Although successful vaccines exist to protect against some forms of the disease, there is still no vaccine available to protect against the most common form in the UK - meningococcal group B, which accounts for almost 90 per cent of all cases.
Meningitis can kill in hours, so learning more about the disease can save valuable time and give citizens the confidence to seek medical help quickly.
Posted by Thin White Duke
January 31st, 2007