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Conditions and Illness Meningitis

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Information in this category for kids and teens looks at Meningitis, a serious disease that causes swelling in the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. There are several types of Meningitis, but it is usually caused by a virus or bacteria.

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial forms and vaccines exist for some types.
  • CDC.gov: Meningitis

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examine signs, symptoms, vaccine, risk factors, transmission, and prevention.

  • Meningitis

    Offers facts about this illness that affects the brain and spinal cord, including what it is, the causes, bacteria and viruses, what doctors do, and how it can be prevented.

  • Meningococcal Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

    Discusses who is at risk, treatment, types of vaccines, how they works, and who should be vaccinated.

  • TeensHealth: Meningitis

    Provides definition, signs and symptoms, prevention, when to call the doctor, and what doctors can do.

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