What steps can be taken to avoid meningococcal meningitis?

Get vaccinated. Vaccines are available that help boost resistance to meningocal meningitis.It covers 4 strains of the germ and may provide some cross resistance for others. It has been in regular use amoung teens & college age kids for some time.If u are directly exposed to a case, several days of abx are given to supress it before it starts. Effective handwashing and other hygenic practices round out your options.
Immunization. Immunization is available to prevent Meningococcal meningitis. It is very important for college students and students living in group or dormitory settings. If you have close contact with someone with meningitis, you should contact your doctor as quickly as possible to receive medication for short term prophylxis.