Doctors and scientists will say that meningococcal and meningitis are very rare diseases. While this is correct when looking at the number of cases annually, in most cases the most common forms of meningococcal and meningitis can be prevented through vaccination and proper hygiene.
Some forms of meningitis and meningococcal that we explain include:
Uncommon types of meningitis
Whilst meningitis is considered a rare disease, there are even rarer forms that can still be as harmful as the ones previously mentioned on this page.
» View a list of uncommon type of meningitis