See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Meningitis is a deadly disease that can leave a person brain damaged, deaf or dead. It is highly contagious through sharing saliva, sneezing or coughing. Meningitis is caused by a virus or a bacteria that infects the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, causing headache, neck stiffness, photophobia (sensitivity to light), fever, nausea and vomiting, disorientation, fatigue and possible fits. Bacterial meningitis can be prevented with a vaccine and treated with antibiotics. Viral meningitis is treated with supportive therapy.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Chillicothe Gazette
About: Meningitis warning
Date: 27 August 2005
Source: Chillicothe Gazette
Author: Janelle Rucker
http:/ This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Related Medical Topics
More News Topics
This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Search Specialists by State and City