By: Elliot Schmidt
What is Meningitis
Meningitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the meninges.
Infectious meningitis belongs to a group of diseases known as septic viruses.
This disease can sometimes be fatal if left untreated.
How frequently does this disease occur
Causes of Meningitis
Symptoms of Meningitis
Older Children and adults: Severe headache, stiffness of the neck/upper back, mental confusion, fever, vomiting, skin rash, and the convulsions that cause unconsciousness
Young Children: Fever, vomiting, restlessness, and decreased levels of energy
Infants: Fever, Diarrhea, difficult breathing, uncontrollable convulsions, yellowing skin, and yellowing of the skin
Symptoms can get worse with time, which is why it should be treated as fast as possible.
Meningitis has an incubation period of anywhere from 2-10 days.
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