By Isaac Weigel


Meningitis is commonly known as... meningitis! It has 3 different scientific names for the 3 different types. Bacterial meningitis (the most deadly/ dangerous), Viral meningitis, and fungal meningitis.


Meningitis is caused by many, many different microorganisms. The scientific name of the causes is based on which type of meningitis the infection is. Bacterial, Fungal, or Viral


All types of meningitis is spread from droplets in the air which come from a many manner of things. Coughing, talking, and sneezing when infected.


Severe headaches, neck stiffness, upper back stiffness, mental confusion come to older kids/adults. Next comes high fever + vomiting, skin rash, and convulsions (seizures).

For young kids comes vomiting, fever, can’t sleep, and loss of energy.

Babies can get fever, diarrhea, difficulty of breath, and seizures. Also yellow skin and swelling of soft part of skull. All these symptoms get worse over time and can lead to death.

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Bacterial meningitis can be helped with antibiotics immediately after infection. Very mild meningitis can be treated with sleep and prescribed medicines. Vaccines to bacterial also helps.


Vaccination, antibodies, and avoidance of those infected can prevent infection. How the antibodies work is; You take very, very mild meningitis or dead meningitis cells and insert it into the human body. That way your body knows how to fend off the infection
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You can get infected if you skip your vaccination schedules, pregnancy, AIDS or down immune system, but mostly when children are under the age of 5. Bacterial meningitis is common up to the age of 20. Bacterial often comes up during epidemics and viral meningitis comes up in the summer. Fungal is caused always because it is fungal, a fungus.

(why did the party start when the mushroom walked in?

Because he was a fungi!


4% of people infected with bacterial meningitis die. If you live in a remote place in the world and can't get treatment, there's a bigger chance you could die. And vice versa.

Current Events

On January 29th, 2016, in a High Plains Community School, a sophomore died from bacterial meningitis. The school system doesn’t think that it’s an outbreak even though it might infect more people.

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