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LOCAL INFORMATION

10.2.85
Meningitis

Extent: Jersey
Updated 18 November 2013
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Jersey Meningitis Trust (National Meningitis (Jersey) Trust)

Contact: Nicholas Parker, telephone 745246 (Home) or 440343 [Work] - Chairman

Philip Papworth, telephone 851076 (Home) - Secretary

Address: 19 Greenvale
Petite Route des Mielles
St Brelade
JE3 8FZ


Meetings: 14 Byron Road
St Helier
JE2 4LQ

Aims of association:

  • to relieve sickness and distress among persons in Jersey who are suffering meningitis or who are disabled as a result of meningitis;
  • to try to save lives by making people in Jersey aware of the symptoms of meningitis and providing information.
  • to assist in the funding of research into all strains of meningitis whether viral or bacterial and to assist with and/or fund the publication and dissemination of the useful results thereof.
  • to relieve the poverty of the families of persons in Jersey who are suffering from meningitis or who are disabled as a result of meningitis or to the families of persons who might die from meningitis.
  • to preserve and protect the health of the public in Jersey by assisting in the development of programmes for vaccination or other-wise that are designed to prevent the development and spread of meningitis.
  • to offer support and comfort to sufferers, their families and loved ones.

Meningitis can be very difficult to recognise because not all the signs and symptoms appear at the same time. The early signs are similar to flu and the child becomes ill over one or two days. But the illness may develop very quickly - sometimes in a matter of hours. The signs to look for if you are worried that an illness in your child might be meningitis are:

In babies and children look for:

high temperature
fretfulness
vomiting
refusing feeds
high-pitched moaning cry
difficult to wake
pale or blotchy skin colour
headache
fever
vomiting
stiffness in the neck
pains in the joints
drowsiness or confusion
dislike of bright lights
rash of red/purple spots or bruises

If the child has any of these signs and develops a rash with small red spots or bruises, then make sure you get help as quickly as possible.

What to do:
If a child become ill with one or more of these signs or symptoms, the client should call their doctor urgently and ask advice. If the doctor is not available or if the client is still worried after getting advice, the client should trust their own instincts: treat it as an emergency - go straight to the hospital A & E Department. If it turns out that the child has bacterial meningitis, early action and treatment are vital.