Bacterial meningitis also be called meningococcal meningitis is caused by Neisseria meningitidis. There are different groups of N. meningitidis, and group B or MenB is the most common.
Meningitis B infection can be spread by prolonged, close contact with an infected person and sharing saliva such as kissing, coughing, sneezing or sharing food, lipstick or eating utensils. Someone can carry meningitis-causing bacteria but can be asymptomatic called ‘healthy carriers.
Aside from getting a vaccine, the best prevention for meningitis B is recognizing the early symptoms. Those early symptoms that just felt wrong were actually signs of a more serious health problem. Get help right away!
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