NTK: Meningitis

If you’re heading off to uni this September, chances are you’re preoccupied thinking about your course, your flat, your flatmates – will you get on with them? – and your new surroundings. You’re not thinking about meningitis. Why would you be? Well, first year university students, especially those who move into halls of residence, are […]

Freshers: Should you get the meningitis vaccine?

Freshers’ Week. The count down is officially on. You’ve bought a new duvet set. Packed your pants. Smuggled your soft toys into the suitcase. You are officially ready to leave home and embark on student life. See ya mum! But have you thought about getting vaccinated against meningitis? I know, it’s not really top of […]

Meningitis – What is it and Should I be Worried?

Earlier this year, teenagers and especially students were advised to get immunised against a strain of meningitis and septicemia called meningitis W, a highly aggressive variant of the disease which has been on the rise since 2009. Students going to university are particularly at risk because of their likelihood to come into contact with lots […]