World Meningitis Day 2023: Meningitis can take your life, identify these symptoms to avoid it...


World Meningitis Day 2023: Meningitis is a serious disease. Due to this, millions of people die across the world, but still, there is a lack of awareness about it among the people. World Meningitis Day is celebrated every year on 5 October to make people aware of this disease. It was celebrated for the first time in the year 2008. On this day, awareness is spread about what steps should be taken to prevent and prevent this disease. Let us know what is meningitis, how this disease occurs, what are its symptoms and how can it be avoided.


What is meningitis?
Meningitis can be a fatal disease. In this disease, there is swelling in the protective membranes (meninges) of the brain and spinal cord. This membrane protects our brain and spinal cord. Many blood vessels and fluids are present in it. Meningitis occurs due to infection. It is also called spinal meningitis or brain fever.

How does meningitis occur?
Meningitis can be caused by infection caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or amoeba. These bacteria can enter your body from outside, which can cause brain fever. There are many ways in which these microbes can enter your body.

By eating contaminated food and drinking water from outside.
By swimming in dirty water.
Bacteria or viruses can be spread through contact with a sick person.
Infections in your ears, nose, or throat can also cause bacteria or viruses to reach your brain.
Diseases like cancer or TB can also cause meningitis.

Symptoms of Meningitis
stiff neck
feeling cold
eye discomfort due to light
loss of appetite
to be confused
body pain

How can we protect ourselves?
The most effective way to prevent this is a vaccine. For this, you can contact your doctor.

Wash your hands thoroughly before eating food, after going to the washroom, after coming from outside. Not doing this increases the possibility of infection.

Do not share your personal things like brushes, lipstick, handkerchiefs, etc. with anyone.

Always eat well-cooked food. Eating raw or undercooked food can cause infection.


Wear a mask in public places.

Do not come in contact with sick persons. If you meet a sick person, wear a mask and use sanitizer.

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