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What are the symptoms of either bacterial or viral meningitis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Fever, BAD headache

Bacterial meningitis can cause brain damage (with bad outcomes such as deafness, blindness, inability to do everyday activities,.
.., and possibly death). The routine types of viral meningitis usually resolve by themselves, with the patients returning to normal. There are some less common types of viral meningitis that do cause damage. These are reasons why meningitis is a serious illness.

In brief: Fever, BAD headache

Bacterial meningitis can cause brain damage (with bad outcomes such as deafness, blindness, inability to do everyday activities,.
.., and possibly death). The routine types of viral meningitis usually resolve by themselves, with the patients returning to normal. There are some less common types of viral meningitis that do cause damage. These are reasons why meningitis is a serious illness.
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