About the Disease
Risk FactorsExplains who is most at risk for getting meningococcal disease.
Causes & TransmissionExplains which bacteria cause meningococcal disease and how it spreads.
Signs & SymptomsLists typical signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease.
Diagnosis & TreatmentExplains how meningococcal disease is diagnosed and treated.
PreventionLists ways to prevent meningococcal disease.
Meningococcal PhotosShows pictures of people with meningococcal disease and microscopic images of Neisseria meningitidis (the bacterium that causes meningococcal disease).
- Page last reviewed: June 11, 2015
- Page last updated: April 1, 2014
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- Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases