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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The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the death of a meningococcemia patient in the city.
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) has urged the public to be more responsible in sharing information, especially on social media, following the confirmed death of a kid in Davao City due to meningococcemia.
The City Health Office (CHO) here on Sunday called on the public to refrain from spreading false information about meningococcemia.
Similarly, the meningococcal vaccines are utilized for the treatment of meningitis, meningococcemia, septicemia, and pneumonia.
MASBATE CITY - The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in Masbate province issued a statement on Thursday afternoon, reiterating that there is still no confirmed case of meningococcemia in the province following reports and social media posts that there was a six-year-old girl who died at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) on June 25, due to the rare infection.
UP Diliman infirmary shuts down ER due to suspected meningococcemia case !-- -- (philstar.com) - March 22, 2019 - 5:23pm MANILA, Philippines The University of the Philippines, Diliman Health Service is taking measures due to a death of a patient, suspected of having had meningococcemia, in the hospital.
manilatimes manila THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) on Thursday allayed fears on social media of a meningococcemia outbreak in the country.
Other, less frequent, infectious diagnoses included acute paronychia, impetigo, gangrene, meningococcemia, Toxoplasmosis Other Rubella Cytomegalovirus and Herpes infection (TORCH), eczema herpeticum, molluscum contagiosum, varicella zoster, verruca vulgaris, condyloma acuminatum, cutaneous larva migrans, candidiasis, tinea versicolor, intertrigo, and tinea corporis.
The DOH said that meningococcemia, caused by the neisseria meningitidis bacteria, can spread through direct contact with discharges from the nose and throat.
The acute systemic meningococcal disease manifests variously as meningitis, meningitis with meningococcemia, or meningococcemia without clinical evidence of meningitis.
(1) Severe infections may precipitate fulminant meningococcemia (hemorrhagic adrenalitis) that may result in fatalities.
Neisseria meningitidis is a gram-negative aerobic diplococcus, a cause of bacterial meningitis and meningococcemia worldwide [1].