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  Meningitis
What is it?
What causes it?
How do I know if I've got it?
What's being done about it?

 
What's being done about it?
However, lots is being done to beat meningitis.

If an outbreak of the disease is spotted in a school, doctors are very quickly on the scene to make sure things are under control.

They will make sure every pupil who needs it gets a vaccination.

The Meningitis Research Foundation is also doing more research to find out why young people seem to be affected more than others.

Meningitis Research Foundation has a free 24-hour helpline you can call if you are worried:

0808 800 3344


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