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What should you do if you think you might have meningitis?

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If you think you or your child might have meningitis, get medical care right away. The person who's sick should not drive. Call 911 if you don't have someone to drive you.

SOURCES: 

Meningitis Research Foundation: "Symptoms." 

The Meningitis Trust: "Symptoms of Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia." 

National Meningitis Association: "About Meningococcal Disease.

CDC: "Meningitis: Signs & Symptoms."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

SOURCES: 

Meningitis Research Foundation: "Symptoms." 

The Meningitis Trust: "Symptoms of Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia." 

National Meningitis Association: "About Meningococcal Disease.

CDC: "Meningitis: Signs & Symptoms."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

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