Research Foundation will be holding events to highlight
Meningitis Awareness Week from September 15 to 21 and the
symptoms of the condition and help save lives.
Every month nine people in Northern Ireland become ill with
meningitis which can cause death or life-altering after effects
as severe as brain damage, deafness and multiple amputations.
To raise awareness and save lives, Sarah Travers is supporting
Meningitis Research Foundation during Meningitis Awareness Week
to warn of the dangers of meningitis and septicaemia.
Sarah recently told the Foundation: "Meningitis and septicaemia
are devastating illnesses and I would encourage everyone to B
Aware of the symptoms ."
Meningitis Research Foundation's Northern Ireland Manager, Diane
McConnell commented: —Meningitis and septicaemia can affect
anyone and within just a few hours leave a baby, child or adult
fighting for their life. Knowing the symptoms and acting fast
will save lives."
Free B Aware symptoms packs are available through the
Foundation's Freefone 24 hour helpline - 080 8800 3344.