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3h.1 What is meningococcal disease, and what are the risks of the disease?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3h.1 What is meningococcal disease, and what are the risks of the disease?

Meningococcal disease is a rare disease which causes meningitis as
well as widespread blood infection, leading to shock and death.

 

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