Meningitis is a disease which may generate serious aftermath for the ill person. As soon as you have a doubt, go immediately to the doctor.
Certain types of bacterial meningitis can be prevented thanks to vaccination but not all of them. There is no vaccine against the meningitis due to a meningococcus belonging to type B. There are two types of vaccines against meningococcus : the first one provides a protection against several types whereas the second one provides a protection only against serotype C.
There is a vaccine against pneumococcus. Parents are invited to have their child vaccinated while he/she is between two months and four years old in order to decrease the risk of bacterial meningitis.
Persons who suffer from a bacterial meningitis have to follow a healthy way of life (eating healthily, resting) and a good hygiene (often washing his/her hands).