The theme for World Meningitis Day 2018 is #AllMeningitisMatters. The campaign will focus on the different causes of meningitis and the vaccines that can help protect against certain strains of bacterial and viral meningitis.
The key messages of the 2018 campaign are:
- Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that can kill within 24 hours.
- Bacterial meningitis can be caused by many different types of bacteria.
- There are safe and effective vaccines that protect against the most common causes of bacterial and viral meningitis.
- Not all strains of meningitis are vaccine preventable, so being able to recognise the symptoms is crucial.