meningococcal septicaemia

meningococcal septicaemia

An infection arising in the respiratory tract linked to aggressive N meningococcus strains.

Epidemiology
Transmitted by droplet to family members or close exposures; more in winter/early spring, especially < age 5.
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Mrs Jones,57, said:``It started as though he had flu and then I thought he had bronchitis,but a day later he was rushed into hospital and they said he had meningococcal septicaemia.
Kiera McRitchie, a pupil at Southpark Primary School, died on Saturday from meningococcal septicaemia.
She set up the Meningitis Association Scotland in 1990 after her 18-year-old son Lee died of meningococcal septicaemia - blood poisoning from a massive infection in his brain.
Nine-month-old Reece Harris was fighting for his life at the Diana, Princess of Wales Children's Hospital after contracting the meningococcal septicaemia infection, the most serious form of the disease.
Cy was transferred from Gateshead's QE hospital to Newcastle General where doctors said it was one of the worst cases of meningococcal septicaemia they had ever seen.
HEALTH chiefs yesterday confirmed that a baby has died from meningococcal septicaemia.
One of them did develop meningococcal septicaemia but has made a full recovery.
Natalie Jackson, 18, from Southport, recovered from meningococcal septicaemia in January last year after initially believing her symptoms were a bad New Year's Eve hangover.
One girl died from a confirmed case of meningococcal septicaemia.
Deepak Patel, 25, died from meningococcal septicaemia - blood poisoning from meningitis - after a mix-up by two doctors.
He is recovering from suspected meningococcal septicaemia at a Sheffield hospital.
Yesterday the Chronicle reported how the 23-month-old's life hung in the balance after he contracted meningococcal septicaemia.