What Is Meningococcal Meningitis?

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Meningococcal meningitis is a type of meningitis caused by bacterial infection. It's a severe inflammation of the layer surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningococcal meningitis is a serious form of meningitis. It's life-threatening in about 50% of the cases if not treated. The most affected area is the meningitis belt which starts from Senegal and ends in Ethiopia. Symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Stiff neck
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light
How it spreads:
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Kissing
  • Smoking
Treatment: Antibiotics such as ampicillin, penicillinand and ceftriaxone can help treat the disease. Go to the hospital and seek medical help if you suspect you are infected.   Keywords: meningococcal meningitis; meningococcal; __meningococcal
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