Meningitis: What you need to know

Published On: Oct 08 2012 08:20:49 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2012 11:48:36 AM PDT

Find out what you need to know about meningitis and the deadly outbreak that's now spread to nearly a dozen states.

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How is it treated? Fungal meningitis is treated with long courses of high-dose antifungal medications, usually given through an IV in the hospital. The length of treatment depends on the strength of the patient's immune system and the type of fungus that caused the infection. 

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