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what is the difference between meningitis and the flu?

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Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Meningitis: Meningitis is an infection in the brain. It can be caused by various things like bacteria and viruses. The flu is caused by a virus and it can cause multiple types of illnesses and symptoms including sore throats, aches and pains, vomiting, diarrhea. Meningitis and the flu are very different, but it's best to get checked by your doctor if your symptoms are concerning.
Answered on Nov 21, 2015

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