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The vaccine protects against some types of meningitis.
  infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord (the meninges)
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Meningitis is typically caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include headache, stiff neck, fever and nausea.

Word Suffix:  Note that "itis" means "inflammation of".
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  • The vaccine protects against some types of meningitis.
  • His mom made him get some shot to, like, prevent meningitis.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Three kids died of meningitis before they realized how it was spreading.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Her coma was caused by a severe case of viral meningitis.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • ’It’s meningitis,’ he called out emphatically, waving the others back.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • — RAGUENEAU: Said,—what, I know not—fever, meningitis!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Two other children died before they were thirty, Leonard in a car crash and Vernon of spinal meningitis.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • At age three, she contracted severe meningitis, and in her frantic mother’s eyes, never emerged whole after the illness.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Everyone else thinks I had a mild case of viral meningitis.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • "Because of John," I said softly, referring to the child who’d died of meningitis when he was four.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding

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  • I guess I’ve had this strange virus… sort of like meningitis, More says, only it must make me sort of goofy.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I told them doctors were not miracle workers, but when a little girl in my ward died of meningitis, only the severe look of the attending doctor made me fight back my own tears.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Just a week or so ago, on his first morning back in Cange, Farmer had lost a baby to meningitis, in its ghastly purpura fulminans presentation, the small vessels bleeding into the baby’s skin, making a rash of purple spots.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • This one has meningitis, and if he lives he might well be deaf or blind.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The fair was a "contagion," a "virus," a form of "progressive cerebral meningitis."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Eventually a neurologist told me that a strain of flu that winter had left many people with viral meningitis.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • They’ve utilized their best minds, and spent money magnificently, on such problems as pneumonia, meningitis, cancer.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • They didn’t know what was wrong with her, so they did a spinal tap to make sure she didn’t have meningitis.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • While Baker was at first believed to have died from meningitis, evidence now points to a slow and systematic death by poisoning.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • As a little girl she was (hit by a car oh god i could never stand anything like that again like aileen but what if he’s sick really sick cancer spinal meningitis leukemia brain tumor like john gunther’s son or muscular dystrophy oh jeez kids his age get leukemia all the time radium treatments chemotherapy we couldn’t afford anything like that but of course they just can’t turn you out to die on the street can they and anyway he’s all right all right all right you really shouldn’t let…
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Whatever was not problematical and suspected about this young man—for example, a certain showiness as to foreign ideas, and a disposition to unsettle what had been settled and forgotten by his elders—was positively unwelcome to a physician whose standing had been fixed thirty years before by a treatise on Meningitis, of which at least one copy marked "own" was bound in calf.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • As a three-year-old in Tanzania, where Mortenson’s Minnesota-born parents had been Lutheran missionaries and teachers, Christa had contracted acute meningitis and never fully recovered.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • His voice sounds plaintive, not angry, as he lectures: You do not administer an antibiotic to a person with meningitis until you have done a spinal tap and know the variety of meningitis and thus which drug will work.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • His voice sounds plaintive, not angry, as he lectures: You do not administer an antibiotic to a person with meningitis until you have done a spinal tap and know the variety of meningitis and thus which drug will work.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • ’Then why pick meningitis?’ inquired a major with a suave chuckle.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’Because I’m a meningitis man, that’s why, and not an acute-nephritis man,’ retorted the colonel.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "What is the mechanism/pathophys of acute hearing loss associated with meningitis?" one wrote.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • the damage from bacterial meningitis is ultimately due to the host inflammatory response.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • And when they set up clinics to treat those two diseases, people would come to them with other ailments, with broken legs and machete wounds, with typhoid and bacterial meningitis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • They’ve already lessened the terrors of meningitis and pneumonia, and yellow fever is on the verge of complete abolition through Noguchi’s work, and I have no doubt their hospital, with its enormous resources and splendidly co-operating minds, will be the first to find something to alleviate diabetes.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Farmer had told me on the plane to Moscow that he was tired of the World Bank meetings and the arguments, in conference rooms that grew increasingly airless, where there were no patients, his thoughts straying back to Cange: When the next meningitis victim came in, would one of the doctors, in his absence, do a spinal tap?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • They could get meningitis …." This was a technique surgeons used when difficult decisions had to be made: think aloud for your assistant because it might help clarify the issues for yourself.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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