Essay On Meningitis
(www.cdc.gov/meningitis) There are many other factors that can play a role in the cause of meningitis such as habits, age, lifestyle, and health history. Bacterial meningitis is mostly common in babies under the age of 1, young adults ages 16-21 and older adults with medical problems. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/nervous_system_disorders/bacterial_meningitis_134,26/ Babies can contract agents of meningitis from their mothers. Group B streptococci is a common infecting organism that can be contracted from the mother. The disease is more likely to occur within a month of birth with risks increasing up to the age of two. Meningitis in older children usually stem from bacteria. Whereas in older adults, they commonly infected with pneumococcal meningitis. (Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, fourth edition, pg. 1576) Further, each form of meningitis has its own causes. Bacterial meningitis is caused by bacteria. Viral meningitis is caused by viruses. Fungal meningitis is caused by fungi. Parasitic meningitis is caused by parasites. Amebic meningitis is caused by primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) which is a rare infection of the brain. Finally, non-infectious meningitis, which is caused by diseases, disorders, drugs or trauma.