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Meningococcal Disease Found in Florida

The health department asked the people to get vaccinated against Meningococcal disease. The health authorities are noticing a surge in the number of people reporting positive for the disease. The health authorities did not reveal the exact number of people affected by the disease.

The health officials found that the number has crossed a five-year average of the disease. The health department said that Epidemiologists from the Florida Department of Health are researching each case and contacting anyone who may have had potential or direct exposure to known cases to offer them information and treatment options.

Meningococcal Disease Found in FloridaMeningococcal disease is a dangerous condition caused by Neisseria meningitides. Neisseria meningitides is a bacteria and they aren’t infectious as the pathogens. People do not get the bacterium by casual touch or by inhaling the air of someone who has had a Meningococcal illness. It necessitates long-term personal touch or physical interaction, such as kissing or sharing beverages.Fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, disorientation, and rash are among early symptoms.

Anyone who has been exposed to the virus or who develops symptoms should see a doctor very once. The press release also added that it is very uncommon but a very fatal condition. For the study, the researchers used the existing data to analyze the side effect of the populardrug. They utilized the data from Denmark that tracked more than 1 million births. Based on thefather’s prescription the researchers predicted whether the baby was exposed to the drug or not. If the father had his prescription refilled more than once for the diabetes drug is considered to be exposed.

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