Caused by viral, bacterial, and fungi infections, meningitis occurs when your meninges (the thin membranes around your brain and neck) are inflamed. Unfortunately, as symptoms are quite similar to those of a cold or flu, it can sometimes be hard to detect. Still, if meningitis is left untreated, this virus can have deadly consequences.
Really anyone, at any age is susceptible to this infection, so it’s important to look closely at the signs, and seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Here are 10 common symptoms of meningitis to look for.