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What is meningococcal disease?
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Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology
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In brief: Bacterial meningitis
The bacterium that causes the most severe and contagious form of meningtis is round, and the word "coccus" is used to describe round (or spherical) bacteria.
The word"meningococcus" is a nickname for the bacterium, but the proper scientific name is neisseria meningitidis.

In brief: Bacterial meningitis
The bacterium that causes the most severe and contagious form of meningtis is round, and the word "coccus" is used to describe round (or spherical) bacteria.
The word"meningococcus" is a nickname for the bacterium, but the proper scientific name is neisseria meningitidis.
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