What is the mortality rate for viral meningitis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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WHO statistical reports from 1997 reported enteroviral meningitis with sepsis as the fifth most frequent cause of neonatal mortality.

Excluding the neonatal period, the mortality rate associated with viral meningitis is less than 1%; the morbidity rate is also low.

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