Can meningitis be treated?
Bacterial meningitis can be treated with a number of effective antibiotics. It is important, however, that treatment be started early in the course of the disease. Appropriate antibiotic treatment of most common types of bacterial meningitis should reduce the risk of dying from meningitis to below 15%, although the risk is higher among the elderly.

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1. What is meningitis?
2. What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis?
3. How is meningitis diagnosed?
4. Can meningitis be treated?
5. Is meningitis contagious?
6. Are there vaccines against meningitis?
7. Where can I find additional information about meningitis?