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N. meningitidis:

- gram what
- shape
- media used and why?
Negative

Diplococci ("coffee beans")

Thayer-Martin blood agar
b/c it ferments glucose and maltose
Which serotypes cause meningitis and meningococcemia?
Serotype B and C
Which serotypes cause pneumonia?
Serotype Y and W135
Which serotypes can be found in developing countries?
Serotype A
N. meningitidis:

- natural reservoir
- transmission
Human

Respiratory droplets at close contact
T/F - N. meningitidis is commensal.
True
Define Meningitis (meningococcal disease).
Purulent inflammation of meninges.
Define Meningococcemia
DISSEMINATED infection
Define Pneumonia
Milder form of meningococcal disease.