Survivors can often have their lives devastated as a result of long-term effects such as deafness, brain damage, learning difficulties, seizures, difficulties with physical activities and, when septicaemia
is involved, loss of limbs.
Both meningitis and septicaemia
can be hard to recognise, as the early symptoms are similar to those of many other milder illnesses.
A rash that does not fade under pressure is a sign of meningococcal meningitis and/ or septicaemia
MENINGITIS FACTFILE | MRF estimates that there are around 3,200 cases |of meningitis and septicaemia
every year in the UK.
may result in a lack of the blood cells needed for blood clotting (thrombocytopaenia).
Most cases of meningitis and septicaemia
are individual cases that are not linked, but outbreaks can be quite frightening.
, a severe infection that enters the blood stream, is coded, or tagged, in a different way to other illnesses and infections, which means deaths caused by septicaemia
do not affect hospital mortality figures.
Meningitis and septicaemia
can be hard to recognise at first so knowing the signs and symptoms is crucial and quick action can save lives.
Further tests showed the presence of haemorrhaging of the glands, and Group A streptococcus septicaemia
A statement from Lily's spoksperson reads: "Lily Allen is back in hospital, where she is being treated for septicaemia
In a statement, her publicist said: "Lily Allen is back in hospital, where she is being treated for septicaemia
Figures show there were 757 cases of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia
in the West Midlands between 2004 and 2006.