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Other bacterial meningitis

General information

A group of diseases characterized by infection of the meninges (the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord) caused by a bacterium other than Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Groups A or B Streptococcus, or Listeria monocytogenes. Some examples of other organisms that can cause bacterial meningitis are: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella species. Signs and symptoms of meningitis may include: sudden onset of fever, intense headache, stiff or rigid neck, photophobia, nausea or vomiting.

Information for health professionals

Additional resources

Meningitis - CDC (Exit DHS)   


Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: March 04, 2014