What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is a bacterial or viral infection that causes an acute inflammation of the meninges (the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord).

Despite the fact that it can affect individuals of any age group, it is more common in babies and children.

According to recent reports by the World Health Organization (WHO), signs develop within 24-48 hours of the primary attack in between 5-10% of Meningitis cases, resulting in fatalities.

In most cases, the disease is highly infectious and can result in serious epidemic outbreaks.