Bacterial Meningitis is caught by around 2,500 people a year, of those people one-tenth will die and a third of survivors will be left with life altering after effects. It’s a disease that is aggressive, can kill within a few hours and while we focus on the coronavirus pandemic, symptoms might be mistaken for Covid 19 or missed completely.
As part of Meningitis Awareness Week, we welcome Evidence and Policy Manager at Meningitis Research Foundation, Claire Wright to talk us through the science of Meningitis. We also hear the experience of Ben de Souza who caught the infection in his first year at university and Michelle Bresnahan tells the story of how she lost her son to Meningitis.
Daily podcast team:
Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
Interviews producers - Oli Foster
Interviews producers - Tatiana Alderson
Interviews producers - Megan Coutts
Archive - Simon Windsor
Music - Steven Wheeler