Japanese brain inflammation is a viral disease found in Southeast Asia and much of eastern Asia. The disease is also called Japanese encephalitis and is spread by mosquitoes. The disease is uncommon, but can be serious and even life-threatening. You can vaccinate yourself against Japanese brain inflammation.
Meningitis is an uncommon disease that can be due to viruses or bacteria. When the virus is the cause, you usually recover completely after a few weeks without any treatment. However, meningitis caused by bacteria is a serious disease that needs prompt hospital care.
Epidemic meningitis is a bacterial disease. It is found throughout the world, but is most common in western and central sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is unusual but life-threatening and can also cause lasting problems. You can vaccinate yourself against epidemic meningitis.