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Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that infects the blood, the brain and spinal cord. Though relatively rare, it is more common in infants, children and young adults. It can be spread by contact with mucus or droplets from the nose and thoat of one infected.

Most common symptoms include high fever, lethargy, and a rash. Changes in behavior such as confusion, sleepiness, and being hard to wake up are important symptoms.

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Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
801-538-6191
Fax: 801-538-9913
Email: epi@utah.gov
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

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1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)
 

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