Questions to Ask Your Child’s Health Care Provider About Meningitis B

Medically reviewed. Shelley Kim Meningitis B is a rare but serious illness caused by bacteria. Neisseria meningitidis. Anyone can get meningitis B, but rates of the disease peak during adolescence, with the highest rates among teens and young adults aged 16-23. Meningitis B can lead to infection of the protective layer of the brain and …