Meningococcal Disease

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Meningococcal disease is a highly uncommon illness, which according to the most recent available data, only affects 0.8 people per 1,000,000 in Australia. Despite its rarity, meningococcal disease is a medical emergency with a 5 to 10% mortality rate and requires immediate diagnosis and treatment.

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Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that typically presents as meningococcal meningitis (bacterial infection of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord) and/or meningococcal septicaemia (bacterial infection of the bloodstream). Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria meningitidis.


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