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Glossary for Meningococcal infection

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Muscle pain: Pain that is located anatomically in the region of muscles
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Shock: Severe condition from reduced blood circulation
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing


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