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Is There A Name Of The Organism That Causes Meningococcal Disease
1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more
So not all meningitis is caused by n. Meningitis? And not all "meningococcal disease" is meningitis?
Person to person: Meningococcal disease is spread from one person to another by throat or respiratory secretions (eg, coughing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils). The bacteria can't live outside the body for more than a few minutes, so they don't get spread by being left on objects such as door handles or faucets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meningococcal diseas: The disease is spread person-to-person through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions- Meningococcal bacteria can't live for more than a few minutes outside the body, so the disease is not spread as easily as the common cold or influenza. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meningococcaldisease: Caused by bacteria, n. Meningitidis which causes meningitis and severe infection. Is often sudden in onset, rapidly progressive and potentially causes death. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, bloody skin rash, low blood pressure. Survivors often suffer from neurologic problems, limb loss, and hearing loss. Transmission is by direct contact. Prevented by vaccination.Affects all children. ...Read more
Meningitis!: This is a bad one. See a doctor if you have had contact with a patient..There is a preventive treatment. ...Read more
Confusing question: Pro's and con's ? Meningococcus is a germ that can be carried by asymptomatic people and passed in the community. If it invades through the tender tissues of the nasal passages it can kill within 24 hours.This is a deadly disease. What a "pro" for a deadly disease would be is beyond my comprehension. ...Read more
Meningococcal diseas: Prevention of the disease is more important. A Meningococcal vaccine is now available for children aged 11 years and over- taken in 2 doses about 5 years apart. A new vaccine is also now available for infants given as early as 6 weeks of life. Treatment is usually extensive and includes IV fluids, antibiotics, steroids and other medications to maintain blood pressure. ...Read more
Should i be worried about meningococcal disease? I've never kissed anyone or been kissed and should I get the shots to prevent it? 22 y.O female.
Situation dependent: If you are in dorms, dining halls or other such settings the vaccine is a good barrier against meningococcus. This germ can kill in 24 hours and is often seen in close communal settings.All my patients get it first around 10-12 and again as part of their college prep. You don't get much warning with this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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