Advocates with the Meningitis Trust in the U.K. say some children who have survived meningitis are not receiving the special services they need in school. Researchers at University College London and the Institute for Child Health say children who survive the disease are more likely than those without the disease to have various neurological, language and other problems. However, some advocates say their struggles are not being recognized and are recommending screening students who are meningitis survivors for long-term side effects.

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