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'Meningitis changed my life completely'

'Meningitis changed my life completely'
Cathy Trueman was a "gym freak" but now struggles to walk after contracting meningitis.
She wants to raise awareness that older people can contract the disease.
A recent survey by Meningitis Now found 95 per cent of people did not think over 55-year-olds were at risk.
Ms Trueman said that she thought only babies and young people could catch it.
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The 18-year-old died after falling ill at Newquay's Boardmasters' Festival in August 2017.
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No inquest into festival meningitis death

There will not be an inquest into the death of a teenager who fell ill with meningitis at a music festival.

George Zographou, from Bristol, died aged 18 after falling ill at Newquay's Boardmasters Festival in August 2017.

Andrew Cox, assistant coroner for Cornwall, said meningitis was a "naturally occurring condition" and therefore there was no justification for an inquest.

Mr Zographou's family said: "As a family we are on our knees. We just don’t understand it."

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