What Is Neisseria Meningitidis?

What is neisseria meningitidis?

Neisseria meningitidis is a type of bacterium that can cause meningitis. People who are infected with the bacteria have a high rate of death if not treated.

The bacteria, in the worst case, can lead to fulminant meningococcemia. Patients may become very ill in just a few hours. Organ failure and hypotension are possible results of the disease. Even after treatment, 10-15% of the patients may die and about 20% of those who survive have sequelae for the rest of their life.

Each year, 1.2 million people become ill because of it. Annual deaths caused by it is 135,000.

Keywords: neisseria meningitidis; neisseria_meningitidis

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