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FAQ

WHAT CAUSES MENINGITIS?

Most cases of Meningitis are caused by an airborne viral or bacterial infection that is spread through coughing and sneezing.

HOW MANY TYPES OF MENINGITIS ARE THERE?

Meningitis is an umbrella term for five types of the disease, each characterized by its underlying cause.  There are actually five types of meningitis — bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal, and non-infectious — each classified by the cause of the disease.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MENINGITIS?

10 symptoms Include - Stiffness of neck and back, fever, lingering headaches, confusion, light sensitivity, nausea, rash, irritability, loss of appetite, seizures.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF HUMAN BEINGS ARE DIAGNOSED WITH MENINGITIS?

Every year over 2 million -3 million people worldwide are affected by meningitis. Infection is by far the most common cause of meningitis caused by germs, viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

WHAT IS THE CONFEDERATION OF MENINIGITIS ORGANISATIONS (CoMO)?

Check out CoMO's website for details, http://www.comomeningitis.org/