Facts You Should Know
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid and lining of the brain. In blood, infection is fought off by white blood cells. In the spinal fluid, there are no whiteblood cells and there is nothing to fight off the infection.
Once the infection starts, it can spread VERY RAPIDLY THROUGHOUT THE BODY!
This means you DO NOT have time!
SEEK EMERGENCY HELP IMMEDIATELY!!!
Meningitis can cause a great deal of brain damage in just a few hours, and can kill in less than 24 hours!
EARLY Warning Signs:
- Leg pain
- Cold hands/feet
- Abnormal skin color
KNOW THE SYMPTOMS:
|Vomiting||High Pitch Moaning Cry, Whimpering|
|Headaches||Dislike of being handled/Fretful|
|Drowsiness||Arching Back, Neck Retraction|
|Seizures||Blank, Staring Expression|
|High Temperatures||Difficult to Wake Up/Lethargic|
|Joint Pain/Aches||Fever/Cold Hands & Feet|
|Stiff Neck||Refusing Feeds/Vomiting|
|Dislike of Light||Pale, Blotchy Skin Color|
Symptoms can manifest quickly. Please seek medical attention immediately!!