Enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Meet meningitis home

Have you met meningitis?
Have you met meningitis?
Have you met meningitis?
Find out about vaccinations available to help protect you, your family and friends from meningococcal meningitis
×
×

It's an infection of the protective layers that surround the brain and spinal cord called meninges. Meningococcal disease can affect everyone from infants to adultsNHS Choices. Meningitis. Introduction. Available at http://www.nhs.uk/Co nditions/Meningitis/ Pages/Introduction.a spx Accessed June 2017
Singh, V. Textbook of Clinical Neuroanatomy 2015

×
×
Meningitis Map
×
×
There are steps you can take to help protect against meningococcal diseaseWorld Health Organisation Factsheet. Meningococcal meningitis. Fact sheet N°141, Updated November 2015. Available at http://www.who.int/m ediacentre/factsheet s/fs141/en/ Accessed June 2017
1

Understand the risk

Know the social behaviours and environmental factors that put you and your family at risk of getting meningococcal meningitis
2

Learn

Know the signs and symptoms
3

Explore Vaccination

There are licensed vaccines for 5 groups of meningococcal bacteria that cause meningococcal disease - A, C, W, Y and BNimenrix Summary of Product Characteristics. February 2017.
Menveo Summary of Product Characteristics. September 2015.
Trumenba Summary of Product Characteristics. May 2017.
Bexsero Summary of Product Characteristics. July 2017.
Meet Jim

Find out more about Jim's experiences with meningitis with this series of videos and find out what we learned about meningitis, its symptoms and what could put you at risk of catching it.
About meningitis, click here
Symptoms of meningitis, click here
What can put you at risk of getting meningitis, click here

×
Meet Jim
×

This website provides information on meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria, Neisseria meningiditis, known as meningococcal disease.