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Meningococcal swab

Meningococcal swab

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Meningococcal swab. Nurse rubbing a swab from a patient's moth onto an agar plate. The plate will be incubated to allow any bacteria present to grow. This test will show if the patient is a carrier of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. N. meningitidis can cause meningococcal meningitis (swelling of the membranes surrounding the brain) and meningococcaemia (blood poisoning), both of which can be fatal.

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