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Know the symptoms of Meningitis and how to get vaccinated

MENINGITIS IS AN INFLAMMATION OF THE MEMBRANES AROUND THE BRAIN AND SPINE CAUSED BY AN INFECTION.

EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT ARE ESSENTIAL IN SUCCESSFULLY RECOVERING FROM BACTERIAL MENINGITIS. THE PRIMARY SYMPTOMS ARE HIGH FEVER AND STIFF NECK.

OTHER SYMPTOMS MIGHT INCLUDE NAUSEA AND VOMITING, SENSATIVITY TO LIGHT, AND CONFUSION.

AND SEIZURES CAN OCCUR, AS THEY DID WITH THE CHILD IN VICKSBURG, AS THE DISEASE PROGRESSES.

THE ONSET OF THESE SYMPTOMS CAN RANGE, ANYWHERE FROM A MATTER OF HOURS TO ONE OR TWO DAYS.  TO HELP PROTECT YOURSELF, HEALTH EXPERTS STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE APPROPRIATE VACCINATION.

YOU'RE PROBABLY MOST FAMILIAR WITH THE HIB VACCINE, THAT'S GIVEN TO OUR INFANTS.

BUT THERE ARE SPECIFIC VACCINATIONS FOR ALMOST EVERY AGE GROUP.

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