We often hear of babies and children battling meningitis, but this is a tragic story of a 48 year old woman who lost her life to meningitis.
Her husband, Richard has spoken out and highlighted the importance of raising awareness so that everyone including medical staff know the symptoms of meningitis and the need to administer antibiotics quickly.
The Meningitis Research Foundation warns of an expected rise in cases over the festive season and is encouraging everyone to be aware of the symptoms. It can be mistaken for flu and half of children with the condition are initially turned away by their GP. While not faulting Mary’s care, Richard is speaking out in the hope that everyone, doctors included, becomes much more aware. “It has to be tackled straight away with the right antibiotics,”he said.