Another back to school note: This is the time when the risk for spinal meningitis runs high. Sharing dorm rooms and being around a lot of young children who share toys and utensils are particular risks. So check your knowledge about meningitis by taking the Meningitis Awareness Quiz. You can also do a very basic screen for symptoms to rule out symptoms of meningitis. But if you have any flu like or other symptoms of meningitis please see your doctor immediately. Doing so may save your or your child's life.