It's that time of the year again, when students of all ages gather, live together, and share personal items. Proximity among students is about the biggest risk factor for spinal meningitis. (College students and young children are the most at risk.)
You can learn more in the following articles:
- Is Meningitis Contagious?
- Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Meningitis
- Rule Out Meningitis as a Cause Of Your Stiff Neck
By the way, did you know that a stiff neck is a sign of meningitis? It is. It's a good idea to know a lot about spinal meningitis, particularly if you or one of your family members is a student, or works closely with groups of young children. You can test your spinal meningitis knowledge by taking the Meningitis Awareness Quiz.