Research Shows That 1/3 Parents Don’t Know The Early Symptoms Of Meningitis

Research conducted by the Meningitis Researchers Association has found that more than a third of parents don’t know the early signs of meningitis. Many parents wrongfully believe that the rash is the first sign- but in most children, the spots only occur once the child is seriously ill, and sometimes no rash appears at all.

So what should parents look out for? The experts say that it’s important to keep an eye out for other signs of sickness such as vomiting, muscle pain, or cold hands and feet. It is also important to watch for seizures.

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Maraya Bell

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