also called "meningitis" which is is a viral or bacterial infection of cerebrospinal fluid of the spinal cord and brain. Treatment and outcomes differ for either viral (less severe, resolves without specific treatment) or bacterial (severe, may result in brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disability) infections. (More? Postnatal Development | CDC - meningococcal disease)

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  • Meningitis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)