Meningococcal Disease

(Neisseria meningitidis, meningococcal meningitis, meningococcemia)

Invasive meningococcal disease is an acute and serious infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. It can cause sepsis (bloodstream infection), meningitis (inflammation of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord), and pneumonia.

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Last Revised: October 20, 2016