Meningococcal (men-in-juh-COC-cal) disease, also called meningitis (men-in-JAI-tis) is a serious illness that causes the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord to swell and become inflamed.
Meningococcal disease is caused by a certain type of bacteria that can make young people (10-25 years of age) very sick. Meningococcal disease can be spread through kissing, sharing the same water bottle or cup, coughing, or sneezing. Symptoms of meningococcal disease include a high fever, chills, lethargy, and a rash.
Our office is part of a clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine for MnB in adolescents ages 10 to 18 years old.
The goal of this trial is to help doctors to understand if the investigational vaccine for MnB works the same every time a batch of vaccine is made and to compare those results with adolescents who did not receive the investigational vaccine for MnB.
For more information, please contact our research department.