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  • Meningitis for Parents

    Meningitis is treatable, but can be serious. So it's important to know the symptoms, and get medical care right away if you think that your child has the illness.

  • Meningitis Para Padres

    La meningitis es una inflamación de las meninges, las membranas que envuelven el encéfalo y la médula espinal. Por lo general, la inflamación es causada por una bacteria o un virus (la meningitis viral también se llama meningitis aséptica). Las causas menos frecuentes de la meningitis son los hongos, los protozoarios y otros parásitos.

  • Meningitis for Kids

    Meningitis is a serious illness that affects the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Meningitis for Teens

    You may be wondering what the deal is with meningitis because you've heard frightening stuff about meningitis outbreaks in the news.

  • Meningitis Para Adolescentes

    La meningitis puede ser una infección seria y puede ser contagiosa— y esta es la razón principal por la que es noticia cuando se sospecha que hay un brote de la enfermedad. En cualquier caso, suelen ser raros.

  • Word! Meninigitis for Kids

    The meninges cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis happens when the meninges swell or get irritated.

  • Your Child's Immunizations: Meningococcal Vaccines for Parents

    Find out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.

  • Infecciones neonatales Para Padres

    La inmensa mayoría de recién nacidos llegan sanos a este mundo. Pero a veces los lactantes desarrollan trastornos que hacen necesario practicarles pruebas médicas y aplicarles los tratamientos adecuados.

  • Neonatal Infections for Parents

    The vast majority of newborns enter the world healthy. But sometimes, infants develop conditions that require medical tests and treatment.

  • Hib Disease (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) for Parents

    Hib disease can cause serious illnesses like meningitis and pneumonia. To protect kids from this bacterial infection, they should receive the Hib vaccine as infants.



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