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Does Meningitis Effect Children Or Elderly Worse Than Adults
Go To School/camp: Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily. ...Read more
Cerebral malaria: Yes. It is a very lethal infection with mortality as high upto 80% with best clinical setting. The key to save lives are avoiding mosquito bites, recognising the early signs and symptoms of malaria and initiating treatment at the earliest. Lastly, anticipating complications like cerebral malaria and treating aggressively. ...Read more
I have symps of meningitis and tested neg for flu. Symps not worsening or going away, but i teach kinder. Get further testing or teach Monday ?
Doc there makes cal: Obviously, if you feel you have something contagious then, you should present yourself to medical attention for diagnosis and clearance or medical justification to be off from your job. Nobody on a telemedicine network could possibly tell you whether you were in a contagious state or not since we cannot examine you physically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several available: The hib vaccine has been widely used since the 90's to prevent hemophyllis meningitis.The pneumococcal vaccine has been in wide use since 2000 and the Meningococcal since 2005. These aid in preventing some forms of meningitis, but there are others and vaccination does not provide 100% protection against them all. ...Read more
What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccination: Vaccination has proven the most effective way of prevention of bacterial meningitis caused by hemophilus inluenzae ; strep pneumoniae meningococcal meningitis is very sporadic, and routine immunization against it is not currently recommended for young children under age 11. ...Read more
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