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Transcript of Meningitis
For new-born the risk of death with treatment is 20 to 30%.
For older children death risk is around 2% with treatment.
For adults, death risk is higher even with treatment, at 19 to 37%. Many adults may go on to develop disabilities such as deafness (14%) and memory loss (10%).
Infants younger than 1 month old and people with weak immune systems have higher risks for severe infections.
The disease can affect anyone. Prevention, Vaccines, and Antibiotics Prevention:
To prevent Meningitis, wash hands or clean surfaces with bacteria (door knobs, remote, etc.) frequently. Get vaccines against measles, mumps, and chickenpox and get rid of any rodent infestations. Don't share food, glasses, water bottles, or an eating utensils. Don't share tissues or towels and lip-gloss or lipstick.
Vaccines and Antibiotics, Treatment:
People with viral Meningitis can recover on their own within 7-10 days. There are Vaccines such as pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and meingococcal vaccine. Meningitis Whats new? Meningitis style History Symptoms Prognosis and more! Future, are we likely to cure Meningitis? Interesting Facts and Famous People Interesting Facts About Meningitis
Bacterial Meningitis is fatal in 10 cases, 1 in 7 survivors are left with deafness or brain injury.
Bacterial Meningitis is an uncommon but life-threatening disease.
Meningitis is an infection that progresses rapidly within 24 hours.
95% of cases are in children under 5 years of age.
Boys are more likely to get Meningitis than girls.
There are 4 types of Meningitis: Viral Meningitis, Bacterial Meningitis, Fungal Meningitis, and Amoebic Meningitis. Bibliography Introduction In this presentation you will learn about Meningitis and how "The Crew" can teach you the amazing history, symptoms, contractions, prognosis and many more! The experts will now show you the information that can help you prevent this terrible disease. "THE CREW" Time Length of Meningitis:
Factors that increase the disease are: age, children younger than 5, weak immune systems, and certain diseases that weaken the immune system are higher at risk of Meningitis. Famous People Who had Meningitis
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Machanic, B. (2009).How Long Does Meningitis Last.healthtap.com.Retreived January 1, 2013, https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/how-long-does-meningitis-last. Some symptoms of meningitis are high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, difficulty concentrating, seizures, sleepiness, sensitivity to light, lack of hunger, and skin rash.
Some common symptoms in infants are, fever, irritability, poor eating, and hard to awaken.
Some common symptoms in adults are, lack of appetite, sensitivity to light (photo phobia), severe headache, stiff neck, high fever, sleepiness, hard to awaken, nausea, and vomiting. (2012, March 15). Viral Meningitis. www.cdc.gov. January 31,2013, from http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html.
(2009, October 22). A Critical Look at Vaccination. www.health24.com. January 31,2013, from www.health24.com/child/vaccination/833-846,27711.asp.
(2010, April 23). Brad Pitt Had Mild Viral Meningitis. www.celebrities-with-diseases.com. January 31,2013, from http://www.celebrities-with-diseases.com/celebrities/brad-pitt-had-mild-viral-meningitis-4964.html.
Chandler, S. (2010, January 6). What Types of Meningitis are There. www.livestrong.com. February 19, 2013, from http://www.livestrong.com/article/71137-types-meningitis/