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Bacterial Meningitus

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on 2 February 2016

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The symptoms of Bacterial Meningitis include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, blotchy/bruised skin, emotion imbalance, as well as lack of physical balance. it can drop your blood pressure, make your body stiff, make your neck stiff, as well as give you severe headaches that can persist even a while after treatment and a state of confusion. these can all appear suddenly or progressively over a couple of days, usually within 3-7 days of exposure. even if it is treated it can have severe long term affects like hearing loss, brain damage, or learning disabilities, as well as causing seizures and comas. It does all this by inflaming the central nervous system and the surrounding fluids
you contract bacterial meningitis by having an infection somewhere else in your body (ears, sinuses, or upper respiratory tract) and it spreads to the delicate membranes (or meninges) that cover your brain and spinal cord. According to the cdc, the bacterias most commonly responsible are
Haemophilus influenzae Streptococcus pneumoniae
, group B
Streptococcus
,
Listeria monocytogenes
, and
Neisseria meningitidis.
Vaccines
you can be vaccinated for several of the bacteria that cause this disease, including 13 strains of the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, and you should get the vaccines as soon as you can if you are between 6 weeks old and 17 years old, as it protects against every illness these bacteria could cause you. The vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae had the most commonly reported serious adverse events in infants and toddlers being bronchiolitis (an infection of the lungs) (0.9%), gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and small intestine) (0.9%), and pneumonia (0.9%)
Bibliography
http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html
http://www.webmd.com/children/understanding-meningitis-basics
http://www.prevnar13vax.com/?source=google&HBX_PK=s_+pneumococcal++meningitis&skwid=43700006528756863
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Bacterial_Meningitis
Bacterial Meningitis
Symptoms and how it works
it starts out pretty harmless, but the inflammation of your nervous system can cause serious damage, and the longer it goes untreated the more severe the symptoms and lasting consequences become
Streptococcus pneumoniae
one of the most common bacteria responsible for bacterial meningitis
Haemophilus influenzae
another one of the most ommen bacteria responsible for bacterial meningitus
Bacterial Meningitis has a 10% mortality rate but if it is diagnosed early it is easily cured
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