• Submitted By: kruze
  • Date Submitted: 06/02/2009 3:25 AM
  • Category: Science
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Slide 1 Introduction
Hey my name is Kruze and I am a bacteriologist and this is our disease control expert Cameron also here today we have Jack an epidemiologist. We are all apart of the world health organisation and are committed to putting a stop to this pandemic. We understand that Australia is going through a pandemic and this is the reason we are here today to teach you more about the disease and to teach you how to prevent the fatal disease spreading even more. There is no need to panic the world health organisation is doing the best they can to help out.

Slide 2 what is meningococcal?

Meningococcal is a severe bacterial infection which is fatal and can kill you within hours if not treated. Meningitidis or meningococcus is the bacteria that causes meningococcal. The majority of victims infected will recover fully if treated correctly but around 10% of those infected will die and 20% will suffer permanent disabilities. The two main types of infection are meningitis and septicaemia or a combination of the two. This is one of the reasons the disease is hard to identify.

Slide 3 Infection

• Meningococcal is a bacterial infection not a virus and is spread via saliva. Coughing, sneezing, kissing or sharing food or drinks are just some of the ways the disease can be spread.
• Crowded places like night clubs and day care centres make it easy for the virus to spread
• Picking up the bacteria doesn’t always make you sick, you only get sick if you pick up a strain you are not immune to or have been immunised against.

Slide 4 Symptoms

Meningitis the bacterial form is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord also called the meninges. There are various types of meningitis it is only the serious bacterial form which is related to the meningococcal disease. Symptoms of meningococcal meningitis are fever, fatigue, severe headaches, a stiff or painful neck, and sensitivity to light. Permanent disabilities of meningococcal meningitis...

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