Types and Causes of Meningitis and Meningococcal disease

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

More information

If you would like more information on this you can download our brochures and pamphlets, call us Monday-Friday on 1800 250 223 or email us at info@meningitis.org.au


» US Library of Medicine
» Meningitis Now
» World Health Organisation
» US Department of Health and Human Services
» National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance