Meningitis Facts

Meningitis refers to swelling in the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord.

Meningitis can be viral or bacterial and symptoms of meningitis can include the following: fever, severe headache, vomiting, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, confusion, rash.

Meningitis can be diagnosed by testing the blood and spinal fluid of the person who is showing symptoms.

Early treatment and diagnosis will give you the best chance of making a full recovery. The treatment for meningitis will depend on the underlying cause of the infection. There are safe vaccines available, ask your doctor for more information.

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