Were you looking for information about Meningitis? Meningitas is a common misspelling of meningitis.
Meningitis is an infection that occurs in the brain and spinal cord. When the infection reaches the cerebrospinal fluid, it can affect the nerves and cause inflammation. This swelling can cause bleeding in the brain and harm or even destroy nerve cells. Common symptoms of meningitis include neck stiffness, nausea or vomiting, headache, and high fever. Bacterial meningitis can be treated with antibiotics, but no specific treatment exists for viral meningitis (most people recover on their own).
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