Viral Meningitis

Individual cases of this disease are not reportable. All outbreaks are immediately reportable to the local health department.

Viral meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges (the covering of the brain and spinal cord) caused by infection with a virus. Viral meningitis is more common in the summer and early fall. In general, meningitis caused by a virus is less serious than meningitis caused by bacteria. About 90% of cases are due to common stomach viruses. Symptoms of viral meningitis can include fever, headache, and feeling tired.


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Last Reviewed: 11/28/2018