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What is viral meningitis?

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Viral meningitis is more common than the bacterial form and generally -- but not always -- less serious. There are a number of viruses that can trigger the disease, including several that can cause diarrhea.

SOURCES:

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

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

Yogev, R. Drugs, 2005.

Gottfried, K. Southern Medical Journal, June 2005.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

SOURCES:

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

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

Yogev, R. Drugs, 2005.

Gottfried, K. Southern Medical Journal, June 2005.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

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