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Meningitis

Meningitis

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  1. Meet the medical miracle step-mum who has managed to beat meningitis 5 times

    Lauren Widdowson, 27, admits she is lucky to be alive after battling the killer disease for the last 8 years FULL ARTICLE AT Mirror.co.uk

  2. A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection. FULL ARTICLE AT The Herald Online

  1. A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection. Click to Continue » FULL ARTICLE AT The Sun Herald

  2. Mystery donor pays £6,000 for new legs for little girl who lost limbs to meningitis

    Anonymous entrepreneur read about little Amber's plight in the Daily Mirror and is paying £6,000 for her to have new prosthetic limbs FULL ARTICLE AT Mirror.co.uk

  3. Young mum beat meningitis 5 TIMES - but insists 'things could have been worse'

    Lauren Widdowson feels "incredibly lucky and blessed" - but has stunned medics by fighting the viral infection repeatedly since being diagnosed when she was 19 FULL ARTICLE AT Mirror.co.uk

  1. Young mother who's survived meningitis FIVE times says 'I feel lucky to be alive'

    Lauren Widdowson, 27, from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with the viral form of meningitis at 19. She spends a month in optional each time and is unable to work due to ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Daily Mail

  2. THREE men and a woman have been arrested following theft of three children’s bikes belonging to a girl who lost her hands after contracting meningitis as a baby and ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Northern Echo

  3. A Florida student attending Georgetown University has died from meningitis. FULL ARTICLE AT The Olympian

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Wikipedia

Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs. Meningitis can be life-threatening because of the inflammation's proximity to the brain and spinal cord; therefore the condition is classified... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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