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About the Disease

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Risk Factors

Explains who is most at risk for getting meningococcal disease.

Roger Morey, of the Centers for Disease Control’s meningococcal and Special Pathogens Branch (MSPB) in the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), was shown here performing DNA sequencing in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory.
Causes & Transmission

Explains which bacteria cause meningococcal disease and how it spreads.

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Signs & Symptoms

Lists typical signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease.

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Diagnosis & Treatment

Explains how meningococcal disease is diagnosed and treated.

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Prevention

Lists ways to prevent meningococcal disease.

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Photos

Shows pictures of people with meningococcal disease and microscopic images of Neisseria meningitidis (the bacterium that causes meningococcal disease).

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