- a reniform or spherical bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.
Origin of meningococcus
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Despite the “meningo-” prefix, meningococcus causes two distinct clinical diseases, each accounting for about half the illnesses.Princeton Considers Vaccinations for Slow-Moving Meningitis Outbreak
November 18, 2013
And it is likely that the same is true of the meningococcus currently being spread.Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Gay Disease’?
April 16, 2013
Fortunately for meningococcus, we surely have the tools to prevent the next case.
Few infectious diseases are as frightening as meningococcus.
The meningococcus and the virus of poliomyelitis pass from the nose into the cranial cavity without local lesions in the former.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
- the bacterium that causes cerebrospinal meningitis
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- A bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.
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