Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mosquito bites and meningitis

Increased pooling of water attracts mosquitoes which can transmit viruses to humans. Meningitis symptoms include vomiting, fever and headache which are common symptoms for other health disorders.

A spinal tap is the best way to diagnose meningitis. Bacterial meningitis can be deadly and a swift diagnosis and treatment is necessary. Viral meningitis can be spread through the air and through the use of shared cups and bottles.

With more kids starting back to school, the medical profession fears that viral meningitis could spread more easily.


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