Cerebrospinal Meningitis – How To Avoid The Killer Disease

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Cerebrospinal Meningitis is a disorder which the world has faced in recent times.

CSM is an acute inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal chord, usually caused by a bacterium or a virus.

Also, Cerebrospinal meningitis affects the thin lining that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. It is an airborne disease caused by some micro organisms. It’s infections are due to viruses, bacteria and sometimes fungi.

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According to research, about 10% to 15% of people diagnosed with the disease lose their lives.

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Moreover, the Incubation period of CSM ranges from 2 to 10 days. Symptoms of Cerebrospinal Meningitis range from vomiting, severe headache and fever. Nevertheless, other complicated symptoms include convulsion, stiffness of neck, imbalance, general weakness, sensitivity to light, concentration difficulties and loss of appetite.

In addition, CSM is transmitted from person to person through tiny droplets of respiratory secretions. The bacteria can be carried in the pharynx and is able to spread through the bloodstream and to the brain. Conditions that favour transmission of the bacteria are improper ventilation, overcrowding and others.

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Follow these simple list to avoid Cerebrospinal Meningitis

1. Avoid overcrowded places.

2. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

3. Avoid direct contact with people coughing or sneezing.

4. Ensure your home,office and other places for gatherings are well ventilation

5. Seek immediate medical help when you notice any of the symptoms of CSM.

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6. Vaccination and Immunization are also ways to prevent the CSM disease.

Treatment of CSM

Ordinarily, the treatment depends on the type of meningitis. Bacterial meningitis needs immediate treatment with antibiotics. Viral meningitis cannot be treated with antibiotics, which are only effective against bacteria. Viral Cerebrospinal Meningitis is treated in the hospital also with antiviral medications.

In conclusion, make your health a priority to ensure that your life is very safe. Good Health is greater that wealth.

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