What is Meningitis?

Meningitis can be caused by many different organisms including viruses and bacteria.

Meningitis, caused by a bacteria, is life threatening and requires urgent medical attention and treatment with antibiotics.

Meningitis caused by a virus is very rarely life threatening but can cause the body to become very weak.

When bacteria invade the body they can cause meningitis, septicaemia or meningitis and septicaemia together.