Not a long time ago we heard about the news about freshman from SDSU that had meningitis and passed away :-(
So what is Meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness and also cause blood infections.
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
About 1,000 to 2,500 people get this disease every year. even when they treated with antibiotics, 10% of this people still died :-( .. and of those who survive, another 10%-20% lose their arm, legs, become deaf, have serious mental problem, or nervous system problem :-(
Who can get this disease? ANYONE can get this disease but most common in infants less than one of age or people who have lack of spleen.
Treatment : Antibiotic like penicillin
Prevent : Vaccination (Meningococcal conjugate vaccine/ MCV4) for people 2 years old - 55 years old
(Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine/MPSV4) for people older than 55 years old
Who should get this vaccine?
Below is the last news about the SDSU student that had meningitis infection ... may her soul Rest in Peace.