App review: Meningitis – Know the Symptoms

Layla Haidrani reviews the app: Meningitis – Know the Symptoms
Meningitis app cover

3 stars

Meningitis – Know the Symptoms

Designed by Meningitis Research Foundation, the app serves as a reference on the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia.

Students and young people aged under 25 have recently been urged to get a meningitis vaccine against an aggressive strain of meningitis W.

The symptom checker is detailed, ranging from fever and vomiting to seizures. There is even a section for checking babies with meningitis or septicaemia.

The location tracker also shows users where the closest A&E should they be concerned about meningitis or septicaemia. The Bug Blaster game, a virtual battle against bacteria, while may seem trivial, shows how quickly the

While the app is basic, it can be used as a symptom refresher. Even so, it certainly should not replace a health professional’s advice and should not be used as a diagnosis tool.


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