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North East ISD - Health Services


What is meningitis?
Meningitis is an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord --- also called the meninges. It can be caused by viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria. Viral (aseptic) meningitis is common; most people recover fully. Medical management of viral meningitis consists of supportive treatment and there is usually no indication for the use of antibiotics. Parasitic and fungal meningitis are very rare. Bacterial meningitis is very serious and may involve complicated medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, and life support management.

Voices of Meningitis - Get the Facts (pdf)

Voices of Meningitis Video (English)

Voices of Meningitis Video (Spanish)

Voices of Meningitis Website