It is mainly caused by 5 types of meningococcal bacteria - ABCWY.
It is easy to spread from person to person.
It can attack without warning and early symptoms can often be mistaken for the flu.
Symptoms of Meningococcal Disease
It’s more common than you think.
It is more common among those 16-23.
50+ 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.