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Meningococcal Meningitis

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Bethany Adelwohrer

on 13 May 2010

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Transcript of Meningococcal Meningitis

Major Symptoms What is Meningococcal Meningitis? Bacterial form of meningitis, which is an infection
on the meninges of the brain The Meninges are the special outerlayer of the brain
which are formed by a system of membranes The bacteria which causes Meningococcal is
called Neisseria meningitidis which can also be
known as meningococcus The central nervous system's meninges The bacteria Neisseria meningitidis Cause Prevention Transmission Host Response Treatment
Neisseria Meningitidis
Bacteria live in the nose and throat without causing illness
If gets into the bloodstream and travel to the cerebrospinal fluid or the tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord
Image of the lower brain and upper spine and cerebrospinal
fluid infected with Neisseria Meningitidis. Coughing
Sharing eating and drinking utensils
Close contact between humans
Living in small areas with someone; like a university or military dormitory. Fever
ChillsHeadacheVomitingStiff neckRashConfusion Vaccinations
Good Hygeine
Covering mouth and noze
when coughing or sneezing Quarantine and isolation
Vaccinating people susceptible to the disease Antibiotics - penicillin
- ampicillin
- chloramphenicol
- ceftriaxone
Pathogen enters through bloodstream
Enters through cerebrospinal fluid
Pathogen bursts causing inflammation
Meninges inflate causing brain damage
and or other serious medical conditions
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