3.4 Meningococcal meningitis
Cases of meningitis must be referred urgently for medical treatment.
In this section, we will describe what meningococcal meningitis is, how it is transmitted, what its clinical symptoms are, and also how it can be treated and prevented. With this information, we hope you will be able to identify a person with meningitis and refer him or her urgently to the nearest health centre or hospital for further diagnosis and treatment. You should also be able to detect meningococcal meningitis epidemics in the community.