5 year old dies from Meningitis

A charity has told Heart parents need to get help straight away if they think their children may have signs of Meningitis.

It follows the tragic death of a 5 year boy in Swindon, who died just an hour after a rash first appeared.

Ethan Scholes was rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to save him.

Claire Donovan from the Meningitis Trust told Heart the illness can strike very quickly:

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The trust say it is vital parents know the signs of Meningitis and act quickly if they are concerned their children may be suffering from the illness.

They have a 24-hour nurse led helpline you can call 0800 028 18 on find out more information here