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A 27 year old mother of one died from cerebral edema secondary to viral meningitis after she sought treatment for a persistent headache, visual problems and nausea. The viral form of meningitis is not usually fatal, but can cause swelling around the brain which results in fits and brain damage.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by South Wales Echo
About: Viral meningitis claims young victim
Date: 22 September 2005
Source: South Wales Echo
Author: Lisa Jones
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