bacteria
side effects
treatment
100

most dangerous form of meningitis 

Neisseria meningitidis

100

name 3 symptoms

headache, fever, nausea, confusion,stiff neck, high heart rate ,rash

100

how is meningitis tested for?

spinal tap

200

Does it matter if bacterial meningitis is gram negative/positive? and if so why?

Yes because it impacts treatment options

200

what are the chances someone will be disabled after getting sick?

1 in 5

200

what's another test doctors perform to test for it?

Brudskinkis sign

300

how is bacterial meningitis treated?

antibiotics 

300

what are some of the more serious side effects?

brain damage, paralysis, limb amputation 

300

what's the 2nd test doctors use in testing for meningitis?

Kernigs test

400

how can you get the bacteria?

from close contact 

400

what does the meningitis rash look like?

red spots

400

who is most at risk?

babies & adolescents and those who are in group living, college dorms etc 

500

How can you prevent bacterial meningitis?

Through vaccination and good hygiene, hand washing etc

500

what is the mortality rate?

15-20%

500

can meningitis impact older people?

yes! people of all ages

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