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  • n  infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea

  • Meningococcic meningitis is on the upswing again.
  • Cryptococcal meningitis was always fatal until the antifungal drug, amphotericin B, came into use six years ago.
  • Tests indicate that every other child is liable to an attack by cerebro-spinal meningitis.
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  • Liam Donaldson in Times Online
    Pneumococcal infection can cause very serious illness such as meningitis and pneumonia, as well as being one of the most common bacterial causes of ear infections,said Sir Liam. "The under 2s are a particular risk group. The new vaccine...
  • Melinda Gates in Sydney Morning Herald
    Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said: "I've had the privilege of meeting Dr Sow and was inspired by his work to prevent needless deaths from pneumonia and meningitis. Thanks to Dr Sow and his colleagues, children in...
  • Malachy McCourt in Globe and Mail
    He's not too good at the moment. He was doing fine but he got meningitis two weeks ago and it turned the whole thing topsy-turvy,said Malachy McCourt, an actor, writer and politician.

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