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Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal disease, commonly known as meningococcal meningitis, is a potentially fatal bacterial infection that can cause severe swelling of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) or a serious blood infection (meningococcemia). Teenagers and college students can help reduce their risk of contracting meningococcal disease by being vaccinated.

More information can be found at the CDC's website.