Pre-Covid, we estimated that there were around 8,000 cases of meningitis in the UK each year.
Social distancing measures have caused a significant reduction in cases during the past year. However, as social distancing rules relax, the future incidence of the disease is unknown. We will be keeping a close watch on the situation.
Sources of information
Published data from public health agencies:
Other sources of information include:
- Meningitis Progress Tracker.
- In cases where there is no published data, we use estimates from scientific papers and expert medical opinion including from our Medical Director, Professor Simon Kroll.
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