Four meningitis cases at
The Meningitis Research
Foundation has expressed concern after learning
there were four cases of meningitis being treated in
Letterkenny Hospital last week.
"Our thoughts are with the patients and their
families at this difficult time," said the charity's
medical information officer Caroline O’Connor
Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining around
the brain and spinal cord while septicaemia is the
blood poisoning form of the disease.
They share many of the symptoms of other more common
everyday illnesses such as flu or even a hangover.
Cases peak in winter time.
The foundation said it
is "vital" the public can recognise the signs and
symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, particularly
the symptoms that are more unique to the disease.
Early diagnosis and treatment of meningitis can help
To get more information or to order your
card please visit
www.meningitis.org or call our Dublin office on
01 819 6931 or Freefone helpline on 1800 41 33 44.