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What increases the chances of developing meningitis?

Infants and other people with weak immune systems are at greatest risk of developing meningitis. People living in close quarters (dormitories, army barracks, etc.) are also at increased risk of infection, as are people who live in or travel through the 'meningitis belt' region of sub-Saharan Africa, which experiences periodical outbreaks of bacterial meningitis.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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