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Meningitis warning

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

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About: Meningitis warning

Date: 27 August 2005

Source: Chillicothe Gazette

Author: Janelle Rucker


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