What Should We Know About Meningitis B?

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Meningitis B is an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. People from 10 to 25 years old have the highest rate of catching the disease. Meningitis B is an infection caused by bacteria. Patients' spinal cord and brain are affected. The disease may later lead to a blood infection. Symptoms:
  • A stiff neck
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
Ways of spreading:
  • Sharing drinks or food or eating utensils
  • Kissing
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Living in close quarters
Severe consequences:
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Brain damage
  • Death within 24 hours
Vaccine: The vaccine can protect people from getting the disease. In the U.S. people aged 10 to 25 can get a vaccine. But in places where there have been outbreaks, people from all age groups can get it.   Keywords: meningitis b; meningitis b symptoms; meningitis b vaccine