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Description:This micrograph depicts the presence of aerobic Gram-negative Neisseria meningitidis diplococcal bacteria; Mag. 1150X.
Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by a bacterium called N. meningitidis or the meningococcus. The meningococcus lives in the throat of 5-10% of healthy people. Rarely, it can cause serious illness such as meningitis or blood infection.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Brodsky
Creation Date:1966
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Links:CDC – Health Advisory: Fatal Case of Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease
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