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Meningitis - Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD  20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
Phone: (301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov
 

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
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Web Address: www.cdc.gov/meningitis/index.html
 

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 Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

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
Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN  46220
Phone: 1-800-668-1129
(317) 595-6395
Web Address: http://www.musa.org
 

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.


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Last Updated: February 15, 2013
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