Meningitis Now Offers Advice for World Meningitis Day, to spread the word about meningitis, how to spot it and what causes it, as well as the importance of vaccines.
The theme for World Meningitis Day 2018 is #AllMeningitisMatters.
There are several different causes of meningitis and vaccines can help protect against certain strains of bacterial and viral meningitis.
The key messages for this year are:
- Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that can kill within 24 hours.
- Bacterial meningitis can be caused by many different types of bacteria.
- There are safe and effective vaccines that protect against the most common causes of bacterial and viral meningitis.
- Not all strains of meningitis are vaccine preventable, so being able to recognise the symptoms is crucial.