National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading
U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system
disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information
about these disorders.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
This CDC website has information about meningitis, including meningitis caused by infection with bacteria or a virus, parasite, or fungus. It also provides information about meningitis caused by something other than an infection, such as medicine, surgery, or injury. And the site explains the difference between meningitis and meningococcal disease.
KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It
has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and
diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website
offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing
age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can
sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
Meningitis Foundation of America
6610 North Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
1-800-668-1129 (317) 595-6395
This organization helps support people who have had meningitis and
their families. Its Web site contains information about diagnosis and
treatment. The Meningitis Foundation of America also supports the development
of vaccines and other means of preventing the illness.