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What are the different types of meningitis?

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There are several types of this disease, including bacterial, viral, and fungal.

Bacterial meningitis can be life-threatening and spreads between people in close contact with each other.

Viral meningitis tends to be less severe, and most people recover completely without treatment.

Fungal meningitis is a rare form of the disease. It usually only happens in people who have a weakened immune system -- the body's defense against germs.

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.  , 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics)

Menaker, J.   July 2005. Journal of Emergency Medicine,

Yogev, R.  , 2005. Drugs

Gottfried, K.  June 2005. Southern Medical Journal, 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.  , 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics)

Menaker, J.   July 2005. Journal of Emergency Medicine,

Yogev, R.  , 2005. Drugs

Gottfried, K.  June 2005. Southern Medical Journal, 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

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