Rapid Onset

A 22-year-old boy from Castelfranco Veneto, died of meningococcal meningitis serotype B.

It started from rhinitis and nosebleeds, progressing to low-grade fever, headache, marked fatigue, vomiting. He got worse overnight with  difficulty breathing, pain and weakness in the lower limbs and spots on the trunk and face. He was taken immediately to the emergency room and subjected to necessary investigations and care but died in the morning. Invasive meningococcal disease can be transmitted by respiratory route with direct person-to-person contact via respiratory or mucus droplets.

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