Meet Meningococcal Meningitis

COULD COMMON SHARING BEHAVIOR PUT YOU AT INCREASED RISK FOR MenB?

Typical adolescent and young adult behavior might be riskier than you think5


close-quartered living and group hangouts

sharing drinks or utensils

Kissing

 

If you're an adolescent or young adult and engage in these activities, you may be at increased risk.

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Death within 24 hours Early symptoms of meningococcal disease can be misinterpreted as the flu, but can lead to death within 24 hours.2,7

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References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease: signs and symptoms: meningococcal meningitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/symptoms.html. Updated April 1, 2014. Accessed May 24, 2016. 2. Thompson MJ, Ninis N, Perera R, et al. Clinical recognition of meningococcal disease in children and adolescents. Lancet. 2006;367(9508):397-403. 3. Folaranmi T, Rubin L, Martin SW, et al. Use of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines in persons aged ≥10 years at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal disease: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2015. MMWR. 2015;64(22):608-612. 4. MacNeil JR, Rubin L, Folaranmi T, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines in Adolescents and Young Adults: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. MMWR. 2015;64(41):1171-1177. 5. Soeters HM, McNamara LA, Melissa Whaley M, et al. Serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak and carriage evaluation at a college — Rhode Island, 2015. MMWR. 2015;64(22):606-607. 6. Hammond B. University of Oregon meningitis vaccination will be largest in US since approval of new drug. The Oregonian/OregonLive. February 26, 2015. http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/02/university_of_oregon_meningiti.html. Updated February 27, 2015. Accessed May 24, 2016. 7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/index.html. Updated March 4, 2016. Accessed May 24, 2016.