Meningitis is a very serious bacterial infection that causes swelling and inflammation of the protective coating surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The cause can stem from bacterial, viral, or fungal sources, but bacterial is the most common and prevalent. The CDC lists several important facts about this disease:
- Several different kinds of pathogens can cause meningitis, including Streptococcus (Strep), Listeria monocytogenes, and Escherichia coli (E. Coli). These harmful bacteria are spread in group settings, especially in schools, churches, and offices.
- If left untreated, meningitis can lead to serious complications including hearing loss, brain damage, seizures, or sepsis.
- Though there are vaccines for certain types of meningitis, there is no one cure-all, and anyone can be a carrier. The most effective way to prevent infection is through vaccination and sanitation.
One of the best ways to guarantee a sanitized space is through the purification of the air. Our WellAir solutions are effective in eliminating airborne pathogens, including those that can cause bacterial meningitis. Additionally, ask us about our whole-space bio-decontamination services for your office, school, or other highly trafficked environments. If you’re in the New Jersey tri-state area, we come to you. If you’re outside the area, we will train and equip your team.