What are the symptoms of Meningococcal disease

symptoms of meningococcal disease

Meningococcal is an infection disease that’s caused by bacterium known as Neisseria meningitidis. The disease, according to health experts, has a high mortality rate if untreated. Though it is not treatable; the disease can be prevented through vaccination.

On Thursday, August 25, the Toronto Public Health authorities announced that three persons have contracted the disease. However, one died, raising fear of the spread of the disease. As a result, many are searching to know the symptoms of Meningococcal.

The Meningococcal disease comes with different symptoms for different age groups. That’s to say the symptoms that may be shown by a child who’s hit by the disease; may be different from the symptoms that a grown up patient will show.

Many believed that Meningococcal is one of the major causes of illness, death, and disability in both under-developed and developed countries such as the United States.

In this article, we will talk about Meningococcal symptoms. This we believe, will help people to if one has contracted the disease or not.

Symptoms of Meningococcal

Stiff neck, altered mental status, seizures, and purpura are some of the Meningococcal symptoms.

Other symptoms include; sudden onset of fever, headache, joint pain, a rash of red-purple spots or bruises, dislike of bright lights, nausea and vomiting.

Young children who have been hit by the disease may exhibit symptoms such as; irritability, difficulty in walking, crying loudly, and refusal to eat.

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