This week is MRF's annual Meningitis Awareness Campaign, this year focusing on meningitis in babies.
Babies under 12 months of age run a 38 times higher risk of meningitis than children over one and adults.
Over 1000 babies under one become ill with meningitis every year in the UK and ROI.
One in 10 babies who contract meningitis die and one in four are left with after-effects sometimes as severe as deafness, brain damage and amputations.
You can find out more about the campaign by visiting http://www.meningitis.org/campaigns/meningitis-in-babies-24692
To get your free information pack about meningitis visit http://www.meningitis.org/b-aware or call 080 8800 3344 (UK) / 1800 33 41 33 44 (Republic of Ireland).
Please help us spread the word about the importance of knowing meningitis symptoms by inviting your friends to join our page - http://www.facebook.com/meningitisresearch or posting the link to our website on your profile.
Thank you for your support
Meningitis Research Foundation