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Symptoms of meningitis include being sick, a headache, a stiff neck and a dislike of bright lights. You may sometimes get a rash.

Vaccinations can protect you against some types of meningitis.

Meningitis is usually treated with antibiotics in hospital. Treatment should start as soon as possible.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining around your brain and spinal cord. It can be very serious if not treated quickly.

Page last reviewed: 24/10/2022
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