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.
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.
(why did the party start when the mushroom walked in?
Because he was a fungi!
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.