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  Meningitis
What is it?
What causes it?
How do I know if I've got it?
What's being done about it?

 
How do I know if I've got it?
Meningitis can seem like flu, which makes it difficult to spot.

These are the main symptoms:

  • the worst headache you've ever had
  • fever
  • neck stiffness
  • being sick
  • difficulty looking at bright lights
  • a rash that won't fade when you press it (press a glass on your skin and if the ring doesn't go away, this could mean meningitis)

If you think you have the symptoms, get medical help immediately.


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