Aseptic meningitis is the inflammation of the brain and spinal cord's tissues caused by viruses. So it is also called viral meningitis.
Aseptic meningitis' symptoms are often less serious than those of bacterial meningitis, which is caused by a bacterial infection. Many patients become healthy again within 2 weeks.
Symptoms in adult and children:
Symptoms in infants:
- Loss of appetite
- Frequent crying
- Difficulty waking up after falling asleep
More than half of the cases are caused by seasonal viruses
. Here are these viruses:
- Herpes simplex
This disease is contagious
. You can get the disease by contacting with an infected person's saliva or cough. You can also catch it after being bit by a mosquito.
for the disease is often 2 to 10 days.
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