What Is Herpes Meningitis?

Q:
What’s to know about herpes meningitis?

A:
Herpes meningitis is a type of meningitis involving herpes. This disease can be life-threatening if left untreated. Even if a patient survives, long-term problems follow.

Symptoms:

  • A stiff neck
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Changes in personality
  • Confusion

Preventions:

  • Stop having sex, or only have sex with one person who is not a virus carrier.
  • Don’t kiss people who have cold sore blisters.
  • If you need to have sex, use a latex condom. This helps reduce your chance of getting the disease.

 

Keyword: herpes meningitis

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