What is Meningitis?
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. High fever, headache, and stiff neck are common symptoms of meningitis in anyone over the age of 2 years. These symptoms can develop over several hours, or they may take 1 to 2 days. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, discomfort looking at bright lights, confusion, sleepiness and coma.
How is Meningitis transmitted?
Bacterial Meningitis is contagious. The bacteria are spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (i.e., coughing, kissing) Enteroviruses, the most common cause of viral Meningitis, are most often spread from person to person through faecal contamination. Enteroviruses can also be spread through respiratory secretions (saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus) of an infected person.
Why should I take the Meningitis vaccination?
Bacterial Meningitis can be quite severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. The symptoms of viral Me
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Types of Infections
- Adult Immunisation
- Antibiotic Therapy
- Bloodstream Infections
- Bone and Joint Infections
- Central Nervous System (CNS) infections
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Dengue Fever
- Fever (Pyrexia) Of Unknown Origin
- Fungal Infection
- HIV Infection / AIDS
- Infection In Implants And Devices
- Infections Associated With Organ Transplants
- Infections In Pregnancy
- Infections Related To Impaired Immunity
- Infective Endocarditis
- Latent Tuberculosis
- Mycoplasma Infections
- Parasitic Infections
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Travel Related Illnesses With A Focus On Infections
- Tropical Infections
- Typhoid Fever & Paratyphoid Fever
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Viral Infections