To be rapidly cured of a viral meningitis, the ill person has to combine three essential things: resting and drinking much and eating properly. The ill person can carry on taking the usual medicines against fever.
Only antibiotics are efficient to put an end to bacterial meningitis.
Vaccines against meningococcus A, C, Y and W135 are currently available. They are strongly recommended for persons who have been in contact with one of the high-risk factors (physical contact with an ill person, country where there are epidemics).