Meningococcal Infections

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Meningococci are a type of bacteria that cause serious infections. The most common infection is meningitis, which is an inflammation of the slim tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Meningococci can additionally cause other troubles, including a significant blood stream infection called blood poisoning. Meningococcal infections can spread from one person to another. In its early stages, you might have flu-like symptoms and a stiff neck. Laboratory tests on your blood and cerebrospinal liquid can tell if you have it. Since the infection spreads from one person to another, family members might also need to be dealt with. A vaccine can protect against meningococcal infections.

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