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1. TREATMENT: antibiotics and hospital stay and intensive care.

1.1. PREVENTION: get vaccinated

2. DEFINITION: a very serious and the most deadly type of meningitis. If not caught early enough it will affect the central nervous system and can lead to paralysis.

3. IMPAIRMENTS: make holes in the brain, loss of limbs (because of loss of blood flow to the extremities), paralysis, deafness, multi organ failure

4. INCIDENCES: According to the CDC ,Center for Disease Control, "over 1.2 million cases...are estimated to occur each year" and each case has a " one in five" chance for surviving"

5. WHO DOES IT AFFECT? Bacterial Meningitis can affects all types of people from different age groups. People can also get it when they travel to foreign countries know to have one of the bacterium known to cause it. These bacterium spread like the common cold so anybody can be affected. It can also spread from mother to child through breastfeeding. Lastly it can spread by ingestion of the E. coli strain.

6. S.S.E. (SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, AND EFFECTS): fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, photo-phobia, irritability, loss of appetite,muscle pain, confusion, cold sweats, seizures, and coma

7. CAUSES: many strains of bacteria including; Group B. Streptococcus, S. pneumonia (this is what Rikke was affected by), L. monocytogenes, E. coli, N. meningitis, H. influenza type b (Hib)

8. RESOURCES: Meningococcal | Home | CDCMinushomeexpandexpandexpand file_external