Infectious Diseases


Learn more about meningitis symptoms, prevention and treatment with information and advice on bacterial and viral meningitis.

Meningococcal meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Possible meningitis outbreak in Pretoria

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has warned of a possible viral meningitis outbreak in Pretoria after five children were diagnosed with the condition.

Vaccine banishes meningitis epidemic

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) is closing down after pioneering what could be a model for tackling infectious diseases in developing countries.

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