Meningococcal Disease – A Guide for General Practitioners
Meningococcal disease progresses very rapidly. Deaths can occur in as little as a few hours. The disease is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. The most common strains worldwide are A, B, C, W and Y. MenW has emerged as an increasing cause of meningococcal disease, making up almost half of the Australian cases in 2016.
The Meningococcal Disease – A Guide for General Practitioners provides useful information about clinical features of the disease, as well as information on epidemiology, transmission, and vaccination recommendations.
Page published: 5 November 2017
Page last updated: 5 March 2018