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Should college students get meningococcal vaccination?

Meningococcal disease is caused by meningococcal bacteria. About 10 % of people have this bacterium in their throat with no signs of disease and they are called carriers. This bacterium can cause Meningitis which is an infection of brain covering. Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache and stiff neck. This can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and confusion.

People living in close quarters are at slightly increased risk of developing this disease. There is CDC recommendation for all freshman college students entering a dormitory should get Meningococcal Vaccination. Please note that meningococcal vaccine is not 100% effective. Anyone who suspects having the disease should see a doctor right away. People in close contact with the infected person also benefits from prophylactic antibiotics.

Resource:

http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/risk-factors.html

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