MENINGITIS

ALERT POINTS FOR MENINGOCOCAL MENINGITIS

  1.  Get vaccinated against Meningitis. Encourage your friends and family too.
  2.  Adequate ventilation is important. Avoid overcrowded living conditions.
  3. The droplets bearing the organism may persist in the nose and throat, usually in adults. Avoid prolonged close contact with infected persons.
  4. Adequate disposal of nasopharyngeal secretions, in toilet paper for instance.
  5. Strict observation of hand hygiene is important.
  6.  Sneeze into your elbow joint or your sleeve, not in your hand!
  7. Avoid self medication – all febrile or inactive children must be taken to the hospital at once!
  8.  Present early if there are symptoms. Acute bacterial Meningitis is an EMERGENCY!

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