MENINGITIS

By: Rachel, Karen, Saraphina

EFFECT ON THE BRAIN

It is the inflammation of the coverings around the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by an infection.

SYMPTOMS

  • A stiff and painful neck
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Vomitting
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Seizures

PROGNOSIS

It depends on the person's age, which bacterium is causing the disease, and how early the disease was diagnosed. Up to 10% of people with this disease will die, and a larger percentage of survivors have long-term consequences, such as hearing loss or neurological problems.