To reduce the risk of developing an infection that can become meningitis:
- Get vaccinated (against mumps or chickenpox, for example)
- Practice good hand washing
- Practice other general good health measures
Swartz MN. Meningitis: bacterial, viral, and other. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsever; 2007:chap 437.