THROWBACK: What you must know about meningococcemia


Posted at Oct 02 2021 11:01 AM

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Meningococcemia is an infection in the blood caused by the Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, which is usually seen in the upper respiratory tract and can be transmitted through secretions. Symptoms include body pains, on-off fever, cough and colds, and skin rashes. If left unattended, meningococcemia can lead to septic shock, which can be fatal. Dr. Joseph Baldomero tells "Salamat Dok" that immediate doctor examination and blood tests are needed if symptoms appear.