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Were you looking for information about Meningitis? Miningite is a common misspelling of meningitis.
 
Meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain. This inflammation can cause bleeding in the brain and may harm or destroy nerve cells. Headache, fever, and neck stiffness are some of the classic symptoms, although these symptoms may be absent or difficult to detect in newborns or young infants. Various antibiotics are available to treat bacterial meningitis, but most people with viral meningitis recover on their own.
 
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