Many doctors believe that during recent years the general public has paid far too less attention to meningitis and its possible complications. Being one of the leading infectious causes of death among children, this illness possesses high risks of severe complications, even ones that the patient might have to live with for the rest of his life. While timely diagnosis can help in full recovery, this is not always the case. Experts point out that awareness of the condition''s severity needs to be raised and people should be introduced to possible prevention methods – including vaccines against certain bacterial infections. In order to find out more about meningitis, its types, causes and treatment – read this book.