Meningitis is a potentially life-threatening condition that can
be caused by bacteria or a virus. Young children, babies and
university students are most at risk of meningitis and it can be
If spotted early, meningitis can be treated leading to a full
This first aid teaching module is designed to help students to
identify the signs of meningitis and to know what to do if they
suspect that someone has meningitis.
The lesson plan includes suggested timed activities such as
creating a poster highlighting the warning signs of meningitis.
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