Horseracing presenter Derek Thompson in meningitis scare

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  • Racing presenter Derek Thompson was rushed to hospital last weekend with suspected viral meningitis

    Mr Thompson was taken to Addenbrokes hospital in Cambridgeshire, where he underwent MRI scans.

    He complained of feeling unwell while presenting at Doncaster on Saturday (7 November) and was rushed to hospital from his Newmarket home that evening.

    “When he came back he felt really ill and thought he might have swine flu, but we took him straight to the hospital and he has suspected viral meningitis,” his wife, Julie, told the Racing Post.

    “It has not been confirmed as yet and they blasted him up with antibiotics, which seems to have helped.”

    He is awaiting tests results to confirm whether or not it is meningitis.

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