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Description:A photomicrograph of Neisseria meningitidis, recovered from the urethra of an asymptomatic male; Magnified 1125X.
N. meningitidis is responsible for causing “meningococcal” meningitis. This bacterium is not normal flora, but a pathogenic organism that may be present in a large percentage of the population without causing disease.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ James Volk
Creation Date:1972
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Links:Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research: Neisseria meningitides
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