Were you looking for information about Meningitis? Meningitidis is a common misspelling of meningitis.
Meningitis is a disease involving inflammation of the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain. This swelling can harm or destroy nerve cells and cause bleeding in the brain. The infection is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, with some forms of bacterial meningitis being contagious. Nausea or vomiting, high fever, and sleepiness are some of the common symptoms. Treatment for meningitis often involves taking antibiotics.
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