It is a vaccine damage: a case of being NOT vaccinated. The heart-breaking story of a young student nearly losing his life:
[*quote*]‘Please cut off my legs’ – life after meningitis
With Freshers' Week kicking off around the country, students are limbering up for the party of their lives. Yet there’s one uninvited and potentially deadly guest: meningitis.
Due to their lifestyle, students are particularly vulnerable; mixing in big groups and potentially mistaking symptoms for a harmless bout of ‘Freshers' Flu’. For some time now, the infection has been on the rise, with the number of deaths per year increasing from around 4 in 2012, to 22 deaths in 2014 and 2015. Just last week London student Paawan Purba died after contracting the MenW strain, just 48 hours after failing ill.
It’s a very real threat, and less than a fifth of young people have so far received the life saving vaccine (which is free on the NHS).
Jacob Gray contracted meningitis in 2013. As a fresh faced 21-year old set to go volunteering abroad, he found his body suddenly thrown into a battle for survival – one that ultimately changed his life forever. Here's his story...
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