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Meningitis Symptoms


Updated April 10, 2014

Question: Meningitis Symptoms
Answer: According to the CDC, the symptoms of meningitis include:
  • high fever
  • headache
  • stiff neck
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • confusion
  • sleepiness
  • discomfort when looking into bright lights

In children under the age of 2, these symptoms might not be present, or they may be difficult to determine. Instead, the child might be inactive, irritable, be vomiting or will not feed properly.

If you are unsure of the risks for or symptoms of meningitis, take a few moments to go through the Meningitis Awareness Quiz to clarify your knowledge of the subject. It may save your life!

Center for Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Disease. Meningococcal Disease. Retrieved May 5, 2005, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/meningococcal_g.htm

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