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Term: Meningococcal Disease

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-05


Infections caused by the bacterium meningococcus ( Neisseria meningitidis ). Many people carry meningococci bacteria without any harmful effects. But in rare instances, meningococci cause serious diseases, such as meningitis and meningococcemia, a widespread blood infection.

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