Meningitis B is a type of meningococcal disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitides.
It is a serious infection that affects the lining of your brain and spinal cord. It can also spread quickly and even be fatal within 24 to 48 hours after symptoms begin.
The best way to eliminate your risk of contracting N. meningitidis is by getting vaccinated. Ask your medical provider if you should get it.
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