Meningitis Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

The paper deals with meningitis, its symptoms and effects.
# 110310 | 940 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper is about the various forms of meningitis, and how they affect the body. Meningitis means an inflammation of the meninges, or the membrane around the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by a number of factors, but infectious meningitis is due to multiplication of fungal, viral or bacterial organisms. All may develop as the result of a compromised immune system, and may be secondary to other infections in the body. The paper goes on to cover signs and symptoms, types of meningitis and causes of the disease. This paper then discusses treatment and prevention (including preventing transmission of this highly contagious disease).

Signs and Symptoms
Diagnosis and Treatment

Sample of Sources Used:

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Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Meningitis (2008, December 21) Retrieved August 15, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Meningitis" 21 December 2008. Web. 15 August. 2020. <>