Introduction: Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease is not only meningitis,
but actually includes several types of disease,
all caused by the Neisseria meningitidis or just "meningococcus" bacteria.
Recent attention to meningococcal disease has arisen
due to several epidemics in college students or school age children.
Despite this media attention the age group 15-24 is actually only
the second most at-risk group, with the highest incidence rates in infants less
than a year old. Also significantly at risk are any children under 5 years.
Researching symptoms of Meningococcal disease: Further information about the symptoms of Meningococcal disease is available including a list of symptoms of Meningococcal disease, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Meningococcal disease, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Treatments for Meningococcal disease: Various information is available about treatments available for Meningococcal disease, prevention of Meningococcal disease, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Meningococcal disease:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Meningococcal disease,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Meningococcal disease,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
Last revision: Nov 3, 2003
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