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Wrapping your family up in cotton wool won’t protect them from the many causes of meningitis.

There are 5 main types of disease-causing meningococcal bacteria: A, B, C, W and Y

This serious disease strikes quickly, can be deadly and can cause life-changing disabilities.

Know the symptoms

Help protect your family

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Know the
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Help protect
your familys

Wrapping your family up in cotton wool won’t protect them from the many causes of meningitis.

There are 5 main types of disease-causing meningococcal bacteria: A, B, C, W and Y

This serious disease strikes quickly, can be deadly and can cause life-changing disabilities.

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Welcome to tacklemeningitis.org

There are many causes of meningitis, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. This website specifically focusses on invasive meningococcal meningitis. This type of meningitis is very rare but potentially deadly.

Throughout this site we use the term meningitis to mean bacterial meningococcal meningitis