Meningococcal Disease Infographic

Your brain and spinal cord are protected by membranes called the meninges. Meningitis is an acute inflammation of these membranes, and it can can be very destructive. Even with antibiotic treatment, the meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis has a fatality rate of 10% or more. If you survive, you may still be left with permanent disability. Lucky, there are vaccines for multiple strains of N. meningitidis.

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Meningococcal Disease Infographic

By Dawn Pedersen

Science advocate, web designer, educator, artist, and mommy.

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