epidemic meningitis


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epidemic meningitis

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(Pathology) another name for cerebrospinal meningitis
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Noun1.epidemic meningitis - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal
meningitis - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
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A considerable body of evidence based on weekly or monthly meningitis surveillance data at the national or district level thus supports the essential role of environmental factors in the seasonality of epidemic meningitis. However, it is unclear so far whether the environment accounts only for seasonal hyperendemicity or also for the occurrence of localized epidemics and of epidemic waves.
It's widespread use is supported by Gavi funding so that now, we have virtually eliminated that cause of epidemic meningitis from Africa.
meningitidis is associated mostly with epidemic meningitis rather than facial cellulitis, this patient would have been misdiagnosed and the infection would have progressed with fatal outcome.
Moreover, Neisseria meningitidis is known for epidemic meningitis and isolation during inter-epidemic period is generally low.
[3.] Marc LaForce F, Ravenscroft N, Djingarey M, Viviani S (2009) Epidemic meningitis due to Group A Neisseria meningitidis in the African meningitis belt: a persistent problem with an imminent solution.
Ministry of health denies appearance of epidemic meningitis case at Khartoum