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Meningococcal Meningitis


Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial disease and caused by bacteria i.e. Neisseria meningitides also termed as meningococcus

Symptoms

Sudden onset of fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck and pinpoint rashes occur.

Method of spread

It is spread by direct contact with nose and throat secretions.

Incubation

(the period between the initial infection and the appearance of symptoms.)
Usually it takes 2-10 days from exposure to onset of fever, 14 days until rashes appear.

Communicable period

(the time during which an infectious agent may be transferred directly or indirectly)
Until 24 hours after starts of appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Control

Contact to physician immediately.
Antibiotics are provided to those which are at increased risk.
Special attention should be taken to young children in daycares and homes.

Suggested treatment

Needs proper hospitalization.
Give appropriate antibiotic therapy
It is confirmed with test of blood and cerebral spiral fluid (C.S.F.)

Prevention

Immunization during outbreaks.