Meningococcal disease is a contagious illness that can cause infection to the brain membrane, nerve damage and blood poisoning.
Meningococcal disease is an infectious disease caused by contracting the Neisseria meningitidis bacterium. It can be passed between individuals through saliva (coughing, sneezing, sharing drinks and food, kissing, etc.)
Muscle and joint aches
Sensitivity to light
Avoid sharing food and drink
Have good hygiene – wash hands after going to the bathroom and before eating food
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