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"Meningococcal disease" in Diseases: Tetanus

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    and ninth graders who had not received the Tdap or meningococcal shots. According to the CDC, meningococcal disease can cause disability and death, but "is not very common in the United States." ManyRead more

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Meningococcal disease


Meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (also termed meningococcus). It carries a high mortality rate if untreated but is a vaccine-preventable disease. While best known as a cause of meningitis, widespread blood infection (sepsis) is more damaging and dangerous. Meningitis and meningococcemia are major causes of illness, death, and disability...More