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  • Bacterial Meningitis
    Bacterial meningitis is a serious infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain.

  • Bacterial Meningitis in the Child Care Setting
    Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The cause of this inflammation is infection with either bacteria or viruses (child health).

  • FDA Approves First Infant Vaccine
    "This new vaccine is great news for parents and their children because now, for the first time, we have a highly effective way to prevent a major cause of meningitis and serious blood infections in the most susceptible children," says FDA Commissioner Jane Henney, MD.

  • Meningitis Foundation of America
    MFA provides information to educate the public and medical professionals about Meningitis so that its early diagnosis and treatment will save lives.

  • Meningitis Research Foundation
    Information about meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia provided by the charity, Meningitis Research Foundation. The site includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, after effects, scientific research and on support for those who have experienced the disease.

  • Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada
    The Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada will strive to raise funds to promote education and research in order to prevent death and disability from meningitis and other infections of the central nervous system.

  • Meningitis Symptoms in Children
    Chart of the symptoms in young children.

  • Meningitis Trust
    Information about meningitis and the work of the Meningitis Trust.

  • The Common Cold
    Colds are most prevalent among children, and seem to be related to youngsters' relative lack of resistance to infection and to contacts with other children in day-care centers and schools. Children have about six to ten colds a year. In families with children in school, the number of colds per child can be as high as 12 a year.

  • The Facts about Meningitis
    Bacterial meningitis remains one of the most important infectious diseases encountered by physicians who care for children.The responsible organisms can severely damage or kill nerve and brain tissue, sometimes inflicting permanent neurological injury if left untreated.

  • What is Bacterial Meningitis?
    Bacterial meningitis is caused by a bacterium.It is an inflammation of the meninges, the thin lining covering the brain and spinal cord. Essentially, there are two distinct types of meningitis: bacterial (caused by a bacterium) and viral (caused by a virus). Bacterial meningitis is comparatively rare, but by far the most dangerous and often fatal.


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