Meningitis Facts

Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, the outer covering of the brain & spinal cord.

The infection can also invade the blood which is called septicemia. Meningitis is commonly caused by viruses & bacteria. It is difficult to differentiate the symptoms of the common flu & meningitis but if you suspect that you or someone you care for has meningitis, it’s important to see a doctor quickly for diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the symptoms: fever, vomiting, stiff neck, confusion & for the newborn – not feeding well, crankiness, bulging soft spot in the head.

Do not share anything that has been in other people’s mouth like food, drinks, cigarettes, lipsticks etc. Ask your doctor for safe vaccines available for bacterial meningitis There is NO vaccines for viral meningitis.

Learn more about meningitis by reading the full article.

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