Meningitis Season

Bacterial meningitis is a serious illness. It could kill an infected person in a matter of days if not treated promptly. There is a rise in the number of cases reported during the colder times of the year in the winter & spring months.

Dr. Robert Quigley, senior vice president and regional medical director at International SOS (a medical and travel security risk services company) said that in the United States, “cases of the less health-threatening viral meningitis occur more often than the deadly bacterial varieties of the illness.”

There are vaccines that can prevent cases of bacterial meningitis, especially in adolescents and young adults who face an increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease.

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