Viral Meningitis

Viral meningitis can affect anyone. Viral meningitis is less severe than bacterial meningitis and is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the spinal cord and the brain. These membranes are known as the meninges. These membranes usually help to protect the brain from infection and injury. Viral meningitis usually clears up without any specific treatment, but can affect babies, children, or adults. It is rarely life-threatening and as a result its affects on its sufferers are less understood. The after effects of viral meningitis are not usually as severe as that of bacterial meningitis, but they can still be very long lasting, including headaches, memory loss, depression, anxiety, balance problems and hearing difficulties.

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