What Is Meningitis Type B?

What Is Meningitis B?

Meningitis B is a rare type of bacterial meningitis that causes swelling in the membranes and fluids to occupy the brain and spinal cord.  The same bacterial that causes meningitis B can also cause septicemia [1], which is a bloodstream infection also referred to as blood poisoning.

Meningitis is a chronic condition that needs immediate treatment to avoid serious complications, such as deafness, amputation, and death. Even with treatment some people may still experience severe side effects and death.

Keep reading this article to learn all about meningitis B, including its symptoms and preventive measures.