FACT FILE Signs and symptoms

* Older children and adults

* sudden fever,

* vomiting,

* headache,

* stiff neck/backache.

* other symptoms include:

* nausea

* eyes are sensitive to light

* confusion

* rash — red/purple spots in the skin

* BABIES

It can be difficult to notice the symptoms in babies, or they may not be there at all.

Some of the symptoms that you should be alert for are:

* high fever

* unusual crying

* refusing to eat or drink

* vomiting

* floppy/drowsy

* changes in sleeping patterns

* seizures or Fits

* rash — red/purple spots on the skin

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