What are meningitis and septicaemia?
Meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases that can kill in hours.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord.Septicaemia is the blood poisoning form of the disease.
Meningitis and septicaemia can cause symptoms such as a severe headache, vomiting, high fever, stiff neck and sensitivity to light. Many people (but not all) also develop a distinctive skin rash.