In most of the countries is recommended and they provide free routine vaccination of all children within the childhood vaccination schedule, against H. influenzae type b and meningococcal C. The last one should also be offered to older children and adolescents who ...

Meningitis is an infectious disease caused by virus or bacteria found in the nose and throat of healthy people (healthy carriers) that spread to others. The disease causes infection and inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain ...

This is the best known form of the disease. Various microorganisms that can cause this type of infection depend on the patient’s age and other factors as, for example, the immune status of the patient. This system is responsible for ...

Viral meningitis is common, rarely fatal condition usually caused by certain viruses. Meningitis means inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Causes of viral meningitis Most cases of viral meningitis in the United States, especially during the summer months, ...

Symptoms of meningitis Symptoms, which may appear suddenly, often include high fever, severe and persistent headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting. Some symptoms such as changes in behavior such as confusion, sleepiness and difficulty waking up are extremely important and may ...