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Words related to meningitis

infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection

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She was chosen for the switchon thanks to her inspiring story of recovery after she contracted Group B meningoccocal septicaemia at just 17 months old.
Meningoccocal disease is caused by bacteria that are present in the throats and noses of about 10 percent of the population.
When Neil Davies, 51, contracted the worst strain of the potential killer - meningoccocal meningitis, he was told he had a 60% chance of dying and a 30% chance of losing a limb.
Sue and Terry Laing, of Hartburn, Stockton, lost Helen to the meningoccocal septicaemia strain of the disease in 2001.
Meningoccocal disease causes substantial morbidity and mortality; approximately 10% of cases are fatal.
But in January 2002 Charlotte, then 19 and the oldest of three daughters, was struck down by the deadly meningoccocal septicaemia.