Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments


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Bacterial meningitis is a condition that results in inflammation of the protective membranes surrounding the _____.

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1. Which of the following bacteria can cause bacterial meningitis?

2. Dennis has recently been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. He is having difficulty seeing and is experiencing seizures. Why are these types of symptoms occurring?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bacterial meningitis can be easily mistaken for a hangover or simply a bad headache, so this worksheet and quiz combo will help you spot the differences. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what meningitis does to the body, what bacteria commonly cause it, how doctors test for meningitis and its symptoms and treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you gauge your knowledge of:

  • How meningitis impacts the body
  • Bacteria commonly associated with bacterial meningitis and how it is detected
  • Symptoms of bacterial meningitis
  • Treatment for bacterial meningitis

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms of bacterial meningitis and how doctors test for it
  • Making connections - understand the health impact of bacterial meningitis and how doctors commonly treat it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on bacterial meningitis, including the type of bacteria often seen as the culprit for causing it

Additional Learning

Learn more about bacterial meningitis by checking out the accompanying lesson on Bacterial Meningitis Characteristics & Treatment. The lesson will help you learn more about the following topics:

  • Define bacterial meningitis as a condition
  • Identify the role of streptococcus pneumonia, neisseria meningitides, and listeria monocytogenes in causing bacterial meningitis
  • Identify symptoms of the condition, how doctors test for it and how it is treated
  • Understand how a person can catch bacterial meningitis