13:18 21 November 2011
Have you ever had a meningitis scare? According to recent research carried out by Tesco Baby and Toddler Club, six out of 10 parents wouldnt feel confident about recognising the signs of meningitis.
Although 3,000 people in the UK are affected by all types of bacterial meningitis each year, it's children and babies under 5-years-old are most at risk, because they don't replace the natural immunity they get from their mothers until school age.
The condition can kill in under 4hours and those who do survive could be left with a permanent disability such as loss of limbs, blindness, deafness or brain damage so it is vital to know the signs.
Thats why Tesco Baby & Toddler Club launches its latest BabySafe video which will give parents, grandparents and carers all information they need to recognise the signs of meningitis on a baby or toddler.
The Meningitis BabySafe video will also be available on the Tesco Care & Share website from Monday 21 November.
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