Bacterial Meningitis (other than Invasive Meningococcal Disease) in Ireland

Apart from Neisseria meningitidis, which is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in Ireland, other pathogens cause this disease, including those caused by non-notifiable organisms. Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which is the name given to the covering layer of the brain and spinal cord. Among the bacterial organisms that cause meningitis that are notifiable in their own right, include Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Leptospira species, Listeria species, Tuberculosis and Streptococcus pyogenes

Bacterial meningitis graph 2018 Bacterial meningitis pie 2017

 Bacterial Meningitis, other than Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD), in Ireland, 2019

64 The number of bacterial meningitis other than IMD notifications in 2019
1.3 The national notification rate per 100,000 population in 2019

Last updated: 03 November 2020