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25 May 2022
      Many times headaches are ignored as they are taken as ordinary stress. If the symptoms get more severe, that can be a sign of Meningitis. Meningitis can occur to both adults and children alike. Let’s get to know more about this disease.

What is Meningitis
      Meningitis is a disease of infected brain membranes by virus, bacteria or mold, causing the orgran to become swollen and lead to many complications and additional symptoms. It can be critically severe in some cases if not treated early, and can lead to death. Meningitis can occur to everyone.

Symptoms of Meningitis
  • Stiff neck (difficult to nod and to look up)
  • Sudden fever
  • Severe headache
  • Vomiting
  • Sensitive to light
  • Stroke
  • Confusion, depression, unconsciousness
  • Difficult to eat
Meningitis treatments
      The severity and symptoms of Meningitis depend on the plague that causes it. Bacteria is the most critical. It must be treated early or the disease can get worse quickly. The most common bacteria is HIB and Pneumococcus. Vaccines for this have already been developed. Antibiotics can be administered through veins. While the disease caused by viruses can be recovered within 2 weeks without damaging to any part of the body.

Protection against Meningitis
      As mentioned above, there are vaccines specialized in dealing with Meningitis. The disease is contagious and can be contracted by coughing and sneezing. The best method of protection is to keep and maintain good health as follow
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Avoid eating food from the same container with other people
  •  Have enough rest
  • Consume every group of food
  • Exercise regularly can enhance the immune system
      Meningitis is closer than you think. Maintaining good health is very important. Avoid any risky behaviors. Receive vaccines early if possible can protect you from Meningitis effectively.

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