Help educate your patients about meningitis

The type of prescribed drugs and meds vary depending on the infecting causes. Treatment of secondary symptoms including brain swelling, seizures and shock will require other medications and IV fluids. Hospitalization may be required depending on its severity and treatment options needed.

Other symptoms of meningitis in infants can include:

The HiB vaccine in children will help prevent at least one type of spinal meningitis. Pneumococcal vaccines are now a routine childhood immunization method and is very effective at preventing Pneumococcal Meningitis.

Exceptions to Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Beginning on January 1, 2012, all entering students are required to show evidence of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccine or a booster dose during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at an institution. An entering student includes a first-time student of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education and includes a transfer student, or a student who previously attended an institution of higher education before January 1, 2012, and who is enrolling in the same or another institution of higher education following a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.

Corticosteroids for bacterial meningitis | Cochrane

For the benefit of your entire family, we recommend you learn more about and realize the considerable protective benefits of getting spinal-meningitis prevention shots to help protect against this dangerous disease.

Meningococcal Meningitis | Voices of Meningitis

It is highly recommended medical staff, household contacts and other people with close contact with individuals who have meningococcal meningitis get antibiotics to prevent meningitis, or wear surgical masks, to avoid becoming infected themselves.

Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Meningitis: Learn the Difference

A newer type of meningococcal vaccine called (which protects against a type of meningococcal bacterium not covered by the older vaccine) can be given to teens and young adults at the discretion of their doctor.

Prevention | Meningitis Centre Australia

Some communities and medical providers promote meningitis shot vaccination campaigns following an area outbreak of meningococcal meningitis. The military routinely vaccinates against spinal meningitis because of a base high incidence rate.

Preventing Bacterial Meningitis

The American Pediatrics Academy College Health Assn encourages all college-age students (especially freshmen living in dorms) to be vaccinated with a meningitis shot.

The best way to prevent bacterial meningitis is through vaccination

With the summer and fall seasons, an increasing threat of Spinal Meningitis raises its ugly head in search for victims, its prey are often children under-5 and adults under-30. Good health advice for you (to not get Meningitis) is to protect against or avoid mosquitoes!