It is caused by 5 types of meningococcal bacteria - ABCWY.
It is easy to spread from person to person.
It’s more common than you think.
It is more common among those 16-23.
46+ college campuses have reported cases of
meningococcal disease since 2013.
Specifically, Meningitis B accounts for:
50% of all meningococcal disease cases among 17-22 year olds.
100% of all meningococcal disease outbreaks on college campuses in the US since 2011.
And the really scary part... It can kill in a matter of hours.
Or cause permanent complications: brain damage, hearing loss, learning disabilities or limb amputations.