by Rajashri on  September 2, 2009 at 10:41 PM Tropical Disease News
 H1N1 Symptoms Must Not be Confused With Meningitis
While the global outbreak of swine flu shows no sign of abating, doctors are warning people to be aware of another threat - meningitis.

The symptoms of both diseases are identical in that they cause fevers, body aches and cold hands and feet. As more people return from holidays, the WHO fears that a second wave of the pandemic may be unleashed.

Meningitis on the other hand is a rapidly fatal disease. It can be caused by bacteria or virus and kills in less than four hours.

This year Tripura and Meghalaya have already been hit with a meningitis outbreak. The disease claimed 33 deaths by April this year. It is important to diagnose it early for successful treatment.

Source: Medindia

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