26May, 2017

Meningitis what is it and how can you protect yourself

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Meningitis is a potentially deadly inflammation of the fluid and membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite.  Bacterial meningitis is the most severe. Even with prompt treatment, approximately 10-20% of patients will bacterial meningitis die within 23-48 hours after onset of symptoms, and around 10-30% will sustain permanent damage and disability. Meningitis Symptoms The main symptoms of meningitis are fever, rash, vomiting, headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, and drowsiness. Symptoms can develop over a matter of hours and […]