Pneumococcal Meningitis

Help us end the fight against Meningitis and Meningococcal Disease

Signs & Symptoms

Know the signs and symptoms to protect you and your loved ones.
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Risk Factors

Certain people are at increased risk for bacterial meningitis. Know the risk factors.
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Prevention

Vaccines are the most effective way to protect against certain types of bacterial meningitis.
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Treatment

There are many treatment options for Pneumococcal Meningitis.
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Types of Meningitis

Meningitis is most often caused by either a virus or one of several types of bacteria.
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Research

Although there have been strides made in research, there is still more work to do.
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After Effects

Most people make a full recovery from meningitis, but it can sometimes cause long-term problems.
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1,000

Approximately 600 – 1,000 people contract meningococcal disease in the U.S. each year.

21%

Of all meningococcal disease cases occur in preteens, teens and young adults ages 11–24.

1 in 5

U.S. teens have not yet received their first dose of the meningococcal vaccination against serogroups A, C, W and Y and remain unprotected.