It is rather worrying to read the statistic from the Meningits Reasearch Foundation's study - that so many young children are being sent home from GP's with the signs and symptoms of this killer infection. It can only underline the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis, and seeking medical intervention at the earliest possible opportunity. It is so important with all the cold and flu like illnesses about at this time of year, that we keep our radar on, especially with regards to the very young and vulnerable.