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MOST parents mistakenly believe their children are fully protected against all strains of meningitis, a poll reveals.
A CHARITY yesterday warned parents not to panic but said they should be extra vigilant after two children from the same area died with suspected meningitis in two days.
The "Meningitis: It Can Happen to Anyone" campaign sends out the message that the illness can hit people of any age, race or gender, and is not just confined to children.
DEATHS from meningitis and septicaemia could be reduced if the health service followed new guidance on the best standards of care, experts said yesterday.
FRESH guidelines have been issued to doctors on how to save the lives of Scottish youngsters with meningitis.
It has taken his son's death and a near-fatal attack, but Stewart Brown has changed for the better.
WHEN sisters Miah and Nicole McGill were diagnosed with meningitis in the same week, their parents feared they would lose both their daughters.
A NEW meningitis vaccine offering better protection to very young babies has been successfully tested by teams in the UK and US.
A DOCTOR was severely criticised by a judge yesterday for failing to properly examine a woman who died just hours later from meningitis.
SHE inspired a nation with her tireless work to raise awareness of the condition which left her a quadriplegic.
THREE Cambridge University students were yesterday recovering after contracting meningitis. University officials said the students - two men and a woman - had become ill within the past 10 days and were "well on the road to recovery".
A 12-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has died after contracting meningitis.
STUDENTS at a university hall of residence were being screened yesterday after an undergraduate died from meningitis - four days after another student was admitted to hospital suffering from the same infectious disease.
TRAGIC Kyle Brown had "virtually zero" chance of survival given the severity of his illness, according to a meningitis expert.
THE two girls stood glaring at each other on the hockey pitch. Punches flew as the Musselburgh Grammar teenagers grabbed each other's hair and screamed insults.
A TODDLER who died of meningitis could have been saved if NHS 24 had got him to hospital earlier, according to a top doctor.
A £200,000 legal action was lodged against NHS 24 yesterday by the family of a meningitis victim who say the out-of-hours service failed in its care of the teenager.
AN EXTREMELY premature baby contracted meningitis as he fought for survival in an intensive care ward.