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Avoid this deadly disease

Becteria meningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by a bacteria, fungal or virus infection.

Meningitis can be acute, with a quick onset of symptoms, it can be chronic, and lasting a month or more, or it can be mild or aseptic. In the case of bacteria meningitis, bacteria infection can cause the tissues around the brain to swell and it can cause stroke.

CAUSES

1. Haemophilia influenza type B

2. Neisseria meningitis

3. Streptococcus pneumonia

The bacteria usually pass from one person to another, through droplets in cough and sneezes.

Some can spread through food. Group B streptococcus can pass from a mother to new born baby during delivery. Some people are carriers. They have the bacteria, but they do not develop symptoms.

SYMPTOMS

Sudden high fever

Headache

Stiff neck

Confusion

Drowsiness

Irritability

Seizures

Stroke

TREATMENT

Treatment for bacteria meningitis normally involves admitting to the hospital and possibly an intensive care unite

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Becteria Neisseria meningitis

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