Safety Short: Meningococcal Disease

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Meningococcal diseases are caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus. These diseases include bacterial meningitis, infection of the brain and spinal cord, bloodstream infections, and, more rarely, pneumonia. Meningococcal diseases are fatal in as many as 50% of cases, if untreated. And even when treated, it can be fatal in between 5% and 10% of cases. This course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • Meningococcal Disease