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meningitis; ;

 Meningitis is an infection around the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It can be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites (amoeba).

For more information:

Raising Children Network 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead (New South Wales) 

Department of Health South Australia

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