Meningitis


It is a disease of meninges (thin layers that cover your brain) caused by microorganisms, mainly bacteria. The symptoms are: headache, vomiting, stiffness of neck, fever, sight sensitive for light and others less common. If this appears, the patient should immediately go to hospital, because untreated disease can lead to death. We have vaccines for some of the possible agents causing meningitis (against Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae -Pneumovax). It should be given to young children, the older and people having immune system deficiency.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

my grandma died because of breast cancer, will I?

Natilia said...

Hi,

Nicknamed, "The Iron Man", Mike LaForgia; not only battled and survived

meningitis within six months; he then went on to run (with prosthetic) to

raise awareness. It is often, common place to celebrate the survivor (as

well as it should be), but forget the ones who made it possible.

Organizations, such as yourself, who have conducted extensive research and

established events to raise awareness, are the catalyst for survivors such

as, Mike LaForgia. Disease.com (a non-profit, website dedicated to the

preventions and treatments for disease), would like to join your fight

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iron men and women.
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