Meningococcemia -more fatal form of meningitis

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There is concern that in some cases meningitis rather than avian flue may be the cause of death.
Meningococcemia / Meningitis Deaths in the Philippines Bird Flu? www.recombinomics.com/News/02160505/Meningo_Meningitis_H5N1.html