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Some of the bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia. This is an infection of the blood. The toxins released by the bacteria into the blood can cause damage to blood vessels and organs throughout the body.
Some people develop meningitis or septicaemia. Other people develop both meningitis and septicaemia at the same time. (Know the Symptoms)
Disclaimer - The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand promotes the prevention, control and awareness of meningitis. It is not a professional medical authority. The text on this website provides general information about meningitis and septicaemia, not medical advice. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of these diseases. Please consult your doctor to discuss the information or if you are concerned someone may be ill.
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