Pneumococcal : We know from the homeopathic literature that homeopathic nosodes can give a good protection against specific diseases. For the influenza virus this has been clearly demonstrated in France and the UK, now also for the meningococcal meningitis in Brazil. This leads me to the conclusion that it is also justified to protect children in this way against the pneumococcal meningitis. I therefore recommend administering the pneumococcal course a month after the meningococcal course. In this way children are protected against 80 % of the bacterial meningitides.