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Bacterial Meningitis and the Importance of Vaccinations

Video: Meningitis Awareness

Meningitis is a rare but very serious condition that results from a bacterial infection. It usually causes swelling and inflammation in the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

What Do You Want to Know About Meningitis?

Talking to Your Teen About Meningitis

If there's been a meningitis outbreak in your community, you should talk to your children about it, especially if they're pre-teens or teens.

Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Meningitis: Understand the Difference

There are important differences between viral, fungal, and bacterial meningitis, in terms of their severity, how common they are, and the way they are treated.

How Can I Avoid Getting Meningitis?

Certain factors place young adults at increased risk of getting meningitis. Read about how lifestyle factors and vaccines can help you avoid this condition.

The Vaccines Every Teenager Needs

It's crucial for young people to get immunized against preventable diseases. Read about the importance of vaccinations for meningitis, HPV, and more.

Meningitis: Signs and Symptoms of Infection

Meningitis is frequently misunderstood, yet can cause serious harm and is sometimes fatal. Learn how to the spot the early signs and symptoms of an infection.

Meningitis: Pictures of Rash and Other Symptoms

Meningitis symptoms include fever, feeling of illness, and headache. There are also some very visible signs of meningitis, notably a distinctive skin rash.

Meningitis: Complications and Long-Term Risks

Left untreated, a meningitis infection can leave a person at risk for debilitating complications. Learn why vaccinations and prompt treatment are so important.