Mongolia issues warning over meningococcal disease

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, March 10, 2022
Adjust font size:

ULAN BATOR, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's Health Ministry declared an outbreak of the life-threatening meningococcal disease.

Meningococcal infections have been reported among young children in the country recently, the ministry said on Thursday, urging parents and guardians to take precautions to protect their children from the disease.

The disease is caused by bacteria named Neisseria meningitidis and can cause infections in the linings of the brain or the blood, or both. It has a high mortality rate if untreated but is vaccine-preventable.

The common symptoms of the disease include sudden fever, vomiting, nausea, headache, a stiff neck, backache and increased sensitivity to light. Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from