Meningococcal meningitis is a form of meningococcal disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningiditis
It's an infection of the protective layers that surround the brain and spinal cord called meninges. Meningococcal disease can affect everyone from infants to adultsNHS Choices.
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Risk of contracting meningococcal disease varies from year to year, by your age, and by the country you live in or travel toEuropean Centre for
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This website provides information on meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria, Neisseria meningiditis, known as meningococcal disease.