Serogroup b Meningococcus
-confusion -sluggishness -rash -eye sensitivity
First described by Gaspard Vieusseux in Switzerland (1805)
Anton Weichselbaum proved Neisseria meningitidis causes meningitis.
-avoid close contact (kissing, sharing drinks, etc.)
Person to Person
-Emerging in dorm rooms.
-Original virus only vaccinated against certain serogroups of the virus. However, the form that recently infested dorm rooms was the serogroup b, one form of the virus that was not protected by the vaccine.