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.
How it spreads:
- Stiff neck
- Sensitivity to light
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