meningococcal meningitis


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meningococcal meningitis

[mə¦niŋ·gə¦käk·əl ‚men·ən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the meninges caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus).
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pneumoniae has been previously documented as the predominant pathogen at the beginning of meningitis outbreaks in Ghana, and it is not uncommon to identify cases of pneumococcal meningitis during meningococcal meningitis outbreaks (6).
If successful, this would offer the potential to prevent the spread of infection or the ability to rapidly control an outbreak as meningococcal meningitis cannot develop in the absence of N.
Careful initial examination, close observation and high clinical suspicion may be required so that an atypical presentation, as well as, manifestation during the course of the disease is not overlooked, even after appropriate antibiotic treatment of meningococcal meningitis has occurred.
FIGURE The decline of meningococcal meningitis (1) The currently recommended meningococcal quadrivalent vaccines (Men-ACWY) contain antigens from serotypes A, C, W, and Y that do not protect against serotype B.
As anticipated according to the prevalent trends, since the beginning of 2015, a new outbreak of the meningococcal meningitis (caused predominantly by the serogroup-C) has been reported in Nigeria, in which 5855 cases, including 406 deaths (case fatality rate--7%) have been notified till the first half of May month [2,4].
Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis that can be fatal.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) yesterday said there was no case of meningococcal meningitis in Dubai.
However, outbreaks caused by non-A meningococcal meningitis serogroups have less resonant patterns, and analysis of the epidemic risk at a level within the subdistrict (e.
In the absence of appropriate treatment, the mortality rate as a result of meningococcal meningitis can exceed 50%.
In response to an epidemic of type B meningococcal meningitis that began in 1976, Cuba's Finley Institute, led by Dr.