Know the Signs and Symptoms
The Signs and Symptoms can appear in any order and some many not appear at all.
DO NOT WAIT FOR THE RASH!
SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION, IF YOU SUSPECT MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL OR PNEUMOCOCCAL!
Pale Blotchy Skin/Rash
Sensitivity to Light
Cold Hands and Feet
Stiff Neck/Jerky Movements
Refusal to Eat
Muscle and Joint Pain
High Pitched Cry, Bulging soft Spot on Head
The symptoms are often mistaken for other diseases, trust your instincts and immediately go back to the doctor or hospital if your child is still deteriorating. Ask the doctor the question “could it be Meningitis or Meningococcal?”