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understanding the meningitis acwy vaccine and its function

What Is The Meningitis ACWY Vaccine And How Does It Work?

Meningitis is a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. While various types of bacteria and viruses can cause meningitis, Neisseria meningitidis is a bacterium responsible for a significant portion of cases worldwide. Among its strains, serogroups A, C, W and Y are particularly

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Understanding viral bacterial fungal meningitis

Know The Difference Between Viral, Bacterial And Fungal Meningitis

Meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, may seem like a complex condition at first glance. It is important, however, to understand the differences between its various forms: viral, bacterial and fungal. These three categories of meningitis have distinct characteristics, symptoms and treatments. By understanding

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How is meningitis diagnosed?

Meningitis is a serious condition that can cause life-long complications even in those who survive. These complications can include hearing loss, strokes, seizures, and paralysis. There are different types of meningitis, each with their own set of risks and complications. What is Meningitis? Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes

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How To Recognize The Symptoms Of Meningitis ACWY?

Meningitis is when the fluid and the membranes or meninges around the brain and spinal cord become inflamed due to viral or bacterial infections. While viral meningitis is the least serious and most common, bacterial meningitis is rare and is caused by several meningococcal bacteria, including A, C, W, and

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Chickenpox vaccine: age, benefits, and risks

Chickenpox Vaccine: Recommended Age, Benefits And Risks Of Not Being Immunised

The Chickenpox vaccine protects against the Varicella Zoster virus that causes the illness known as chickenpox. The Chickenpox Vaccine is not routinely offered as part of the standard childhood vaccination schedule unless someone is in close contact within their family group to a person who is particularly vulnerable to chickenpox and its complications.

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How does meningitis spread?

Meningitis is caused by both bacteria and viruses – there are several different types. The main ways to spread meningitis are sneezing, coughing, kissing and sharing utensils and cutlery.  Some people carry the virus or bacteria in their nose or throat but are not made ill by it so this is why it can be spread inadvertly.  These people are described as asymptomatic which means they are not showing any symptoms.  

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What are the signs of Meningitis and the cure?

Meningitis is a very serious illness that requires prompt identification and intervention. The difficulty is that early meningitis shares common symptoms with several other illnesses and conditions. However, some telltale indicators can indicate that this is something more than a common cold or flu.

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How to treat meningitis?

Meningitis is commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection. It is treatable and if early diagnosed and treated can reduce the risks of brain damage or even death.

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