Meningitis can seem like flu, which makes it difficult to spot.
These are the main symptoms:
- the worst headache you've ever had
- neck stiffness
- being sick
- difficulty looking at bright lights
- a rash that won't fade when you press it (press a glass on your skin and if the ring doesn't go away, this could mean meningitis)
If you think you have the symptoms, get medical help immediately.