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Many of the cases carry the same strain of meningococcus bacteria, known as serotype C, and have been linked through social connections, according to the health department.
The ill student’s case was for meningococcus group B, which is not the same one covered by a vaccine required for incoming students, officials said.
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Origin and Etymology of meningococcus
First Known Use: circa 1893See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of meningococcus
meningococci\-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\play play
: a bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis
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