Table 1: Bacteria isolated from CSF culture (n=32).

Type of Bacteria Number Percentage
Streptococcus pneumoniae 12 37.5
Neisseria meningitidis 9 28.1
Haemophilus influenzae 8 25.0
Escherichia coli 3 9.4
The clinically suspected meningitis cases were between 2 days and 89 years of age, with a median age of 12 months. The highest number of culture-positive bacterial meningitis cases was from the neonates. The meningococcal meningitis cases were between 5 days to 89 years old with a median age of 30 months. All except one meningococcal meningitis cases were below 15 years of age (Table 2).