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Neisseria meningitidis, also simply known as meningococcus is a gram-negative bacterium best known for its role in meningitis. It only infects humans; there is no animal reservoir. It is the only form of bacterial meningitis to cause epidemics. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Neisseria meningitidis (Wikipedia)

Neisseria meningitidis is a species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria. It is a commensal and pathogen only of humans, and can be carried asymptomatically in the nasopharynx. When found in cerebrospinal fluid it is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis (meningitis, meningococcal). It can also be found in venereal discharges and blood. At least 13 serogroups have been described based on antigenic differences in the capsular polysaccharides; the ones causing most meningitis infections being A, B, C, Y, and W-135. Outbreaks caused by serogroup X meningococci have also been reported. Each serogroup can be further classified by serotype, serosubtype, and immunotype. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 脑膜炎奈瑟菌
Synonyms: 流脑;流行性脑脊髓膜炎;脑膜炎双球菌;脑膜炎双球菌性脑膜炎;脑膜炎奈瑟氏双球菌;脑膜炎奈瑟氏球菌;脑膜炎奈瑟氏菌;脑膜炎球菌;脑膜炎球菌性脑膜炎
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it-IT Italian (Italy) Neisseria meningitidis
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