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3. A severe Headache

A headache caused by the meningitis virus is different to your normal common headache. The infected lining of the brain becomes incredibly inflamed from the virus, which results in the brain becoming inflamed. This is an extremely painful experience. Rather than ‘a spot headache’ where the pain is localized behind the eye or in a particular area of the head, headaches from meningitis are all-encompassing around the skull and can make it very hard to function normally, as the pain is too great. This alone is cause to see your doctor, but you should also be aware if this kind of a headache is paired with other meningitis symptoms.

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