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Health & wellness

Be well: Meningitis linked to education levels

Adults who had bacterial meningitis in childhood have lower education levels and may be less financially self-sufficient compared with adults who did not have the condition, according to a study by Danish researchers.

Researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital looked at nearly 3,000 Danish adults who had been diagnosed with meningitis as children between 1977 and 2007 and compared their education and income levels to adults of the same age who never had the disease.

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