Meningitis is a disease that can be fatal because it causes brain disorders and paralysis. People infected with meningitis will experience some typical symptoms, ranging from nausea, vomiting, sudden high fever, and stiffness in the back of the neck.

Stiffness in the back of the neck (cervical) this causes a stiff neck that can not be moved. Because of the rigidity can not be looked up to. Neck straight will also be a difficulty.

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Stiff Neck and Meningitis

Rigidity of the neck part due to the meningitis bacteria attack the lining and the spinal cord are the central nervous system. Massive attack creates a feeling of stiffness in patients who bisatimbul 2-3 days after contracting meningitis germs.

Actually, bacteria meningitis incubation period is 2-10 days, but if the immune system is weak and stiff neck massive germ attacks happen more quickly.

Stiff neck can be experienced by a bacterial infection and viral causes of meningitis. Although preceded fever and nausea so similar to flu symptoms, but the difference meningitis with influenza infection is not a cough or a cold.

Handling meningitis quickly will increase healing. Patients with meningitis should have got treatment before 24 hours. If the stiff neck happens, the attack is become more massive.

It is not easy to recognize the symptoms of meningitis. But those who have suspected their new home was traveling from endemic areas meningitis, for example, after the pilgrimage.

Meningitis endemic areas include the United States, South Africa, and Australia. Although not an endemic area, Saudi Arabia visited by many people from different parts of the world. The condition enlarges the possibility of meningitis germs spread more easily.

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