Can Bacterial Meningitis Come Back?

Unfortunately, it is possible to get bacterial meningitis more than once.    Bacterial meningitis can be caused by different subtypes of the meningococcal bacterium and a person may be susceptible to the various strains even if the person has already suffered from the disease or been vaccinated.

For this reason, it is important not to let your guard down if you have already had bacterial meningitis.  Remember to be vigilant so that you don’t put yourself at risk of suffering the serious consequences of bacterial meningitis a second time.