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Meningococcal

 

Meningococcal disease is an acute, potentially severe illness caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.  N. meningitidis, or meningococcus, is an aerobic, gram-negative diplococcus, closely related to N. gonorrhoeae. Almost all invasive disease is caused by one of five serogroups: A, B, C, Y, and W. Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and sepsis. It can also cause focal disease, such as pneumonia and arthritis.

 

It is passed on by breathing in droplets in the air from infected people. The incubation period of meningococcal disease is 3–4 days, with a range of 2–10 days. Early signs of the illness are weakness, fever and sickness, sometimes followed by headache, discomfort when seeing bright light, feeling sleepy, confusion, painful joints and a rash. Those infected can end up unconscious. If untreated, meningitis can lead to death. Meningitis is the most common presentation of invasive meningococcal disease. Less common presentations of meningococcal disease include pneumonia (5%–15% of cases), arthritis (2%), otitis media (1%), and epiglottitis (less than 1%).

 

The case-fatality rate of invasive meningococcal disease is 9%–12%, even with appropriate antibiotic therapy. The fatality rate of meningococcemia is up to 40%. As many as 20% of survivors have permanent sequelae, such as hearing loss, neurologic damage, or loss of a limb.

 

Family members of an infected person are at increased risk for meningococcal disease. Antecedent upper respiratory tract infection, household crowding, and both active and passive smoking are also associated with increased risk. During outbreaks, bar or nightclub patronage and alcohol use have also been associated with higher risk for disease.

 

Invasive meningococcal disease is typically diagnosed by isolation of N. meningitidis from a normally sterile site.

 

 

 

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phani
+5 # Meningococcalphani 2012-05-03 11:12
In which hospital i can get the vaccine in chennai
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Jitendra
+1 # Bacterial meningitisJitendra 2012-05-27 08:59
Where can I get Bacterial Meningitis vaccine in Bihar (esp Patna[censored] Darbhanga)?
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Jitendra
+2 # bacterial meningitisJitendra 2012-05-27 09:01
Where can I get bacterial meningitis vaccination in Bihar(Patna[cen sored]Darbhanga )?
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charu singh
+8 # Cost of vaccinecharu singh 2013-04-05 15:04
what is cost of meningococcal vaccine in India?
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venki
+3 # Meningococcal vaccinevenki 2013-06-08 12:44
the newly launched Quadrivalent conjugated vaccine against serogroups A,C,Y,W135 cost 4525 rupees in India
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kirikiri
0 # costkirikiri 2013-08-01 10:38
Various types of meningococcal vaccines are available. The Indian one among them is Quadri Meningo produced by Bio-med.
It costs around 600-700 INR.
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Gaurav21_b
+6 # Mr.Gaurav21_b 2013-06-17 11:32
Who manufactures MENINGOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE VACCINE - GROUPS A, C, Y AND W-135 COMBINED in India
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srivatsa shailesh
0 # bacterial meningitis vaccinesrivatsa shailesh 2013-07-01 11:53
where can i get bacterial meningitis vaccination done in mumbai
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Dr.Pravin Patel
0 # Menectra VaccineDr.Pravin Patel 2013-07-18 12:26
[quote name="srivatsa shailesh"]where can i get bacterial meningitis vaccination done in mumbai[[censore d]quote]

You can Get it from my clinic
Vina yak child care clinic
B-10 3, National Avenue, Akurli road
Kand ivali-East, Mumbai-400101 r [censored]>10-2 P.M & 6 TO 9 P.M

Quote= 4500 Rs
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Santanu Ganguly
0 # Age for this vaccineSantanu Ganguly 2013-07-10 15:57
At what age this vaccine can be given
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Santanu Ganguly
0 # Age for this vaccineSantanu Ganguly 2013-07-10 15:57
At what age this vaccine can be given
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bhoomi
+1 # Place to get the vaccinebhoomi 2013-07-13 17:09
where can i get bacterial meningitis vaccine in gujarat preferably ahmedabad?
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Dhirendra Patel
+3 # bacterial meningitis vaccineDhirendra Patel 2013-07-29 23:02
Where in Kolkata can one get the bacterial meningitis vaccine..??
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Dr. Rahul Gautam
0 # Details on MCV4 vaccineDr. Rahul Gautam 2013-07-31 13:23
The following is a US State Deptt of Health website:
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The following is an explainatory PDF answering all your queries:
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durgesh mishra
0 # Meningococcaldurgesh mishra 2013-11-21 12:52
where can i get this vaccine in kanpur up
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manasa
0 # meningocaccal serotypemanasa 2013-11-21 16:55
which serotype is mostly effective for the cause of disease ?
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ashwarya
0 # meningococcalashwarya 2013-12-02 10:55
This vaccination is compulsory or optional please tell also what is the price of this vaccination in India
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Pravin Patel
+2 # Menectra VaccinePravin Patel 2013-12-04 08:23
You can Get it from my clinic
Vina yak child care clinic
B-10 3, National Avenue, Akurli road
Kand ivali-East, Mumbai-400101
10-2 P.M & 6 TO 9 P.M

Quot e= 4500 Rs
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Bhoomika patel
-1 # BhoomiBhoomika patel 2014-01-23 07:40
Hello Doctor,

my baby is in india in Ahmedabad,and i m looking for the vaccine meningococcal C which is advised according to australalian healthscope.

Coul d you please advice me the address in ahmedabad where i can get the vaccination done.

than ks
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Preet
0 # Meningococcal cPreet 2014-01-27 17:16
Hi

I would like to ask you where I can get this injection
In Punjab.
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PRAVIN
0 # Meningococcal VaccinePRAVIN 2014-01-27 18:41
You can Consult any one near by Paediatrician ( New born and Child Spe[censored]t ) and he will give Menectra Vaccine
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sudarshan kumar
-1 # costsudarshan kumar 2014-02-27 12:08
dear Doctor
why need this vaccine for baby , is it compulsory, if yes where is it easily avalable in goverment hospital , because for middle class family it is not possible that pay 5-6 thousant for a vaccine. please advise ............... in chandigarh it cost 5000, as per private doctor.
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rohit
0 # How important is Meningococcal Vaccine in Indiarohit 2014-03-19 23:46
How important is this vaccine iro my daughter aged 27 months.
Plz advise
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samir
+1 # Cost of Vaccinesamir 2014-04-02 12:58
What is the Actual Cost of the vaccine.
coz i gave it to my baby and docter charged me 4600[censored]= for the same. is it appropriate cost or high?
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Man I
0 # AgeMan I 2014-04-03 20:48
Plz tell age for this vaccine my daughter is 2.3 yrs n have not got it
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Jess
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Mohit yadav
0 # Meningococcal AC vaccineMohit yadav 2014-06-14 19:05
Hello
I am from gurgaon

What is the actual cost of this vaccination in gurgaon or Delhi.
Wher e from I get this injected you prefer.
Than ks
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Divya Nityanand
0 # MsDivya Nityanand 2014-07-02 13:18
where can I get the vaccine administered in Bangalore?
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