Meningitis survivor warns others to be aware of symptomsBy Becky Barnes
September 26, 2012
A meningitis survivor is urging people to be aware of the symptoms for Meningitis Awareness Week.
Ewan Ross, 32, a marketing manager, of The Parks, Bracknell, was 19 when he realised he had meningococcal septicaemia by identifying symptoms from a poster next to his room at Northumbria University.
He taken to his GP and collapsed shortly after.
He said: “I know how lucky I am to have made such a recovery against the odds. Looking back the GP saved my life.
“Without her quick diagnosis and treatment I wouldn’t have made it to the hospital, let alone made it home.”
Meningitis Awareness Week runs until Sunday.
To find out more about the symptoms visit www.meningitis.org or download the free iPhone App from www.bit.ly/MRFapp.