Monday, December 8, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins Diagnosed with Viral Meningitis

Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

The Kings announced Sunday night that Cousins' symptoms are stable and he is expected to fully recover.

Cousins has missed the last five games and will miss the upcoming week. He is averaging career highs of 23.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this season.

What is Viral Meningitis?

Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord. Viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis. It is often less severe than bacterial meningitis, and most people usually get better on their own (without treatment). However, infants younger than 1 month old and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe illness.

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