1. Home
  2. Blog
  3. UPSC


Why is it in the news?

  • Nigeria has become the first country in the world to introduce the Men5CV vaccine, recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • This vaccine provides protection against five strains of meningococcus bacteria in a single shot.
·       In India, the available vaccine for meningitis is the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine. This vaccine offers protection against meningococcal strains A, C, W, and Y.

About Meningitis

  • Meningitis is characterized by inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by various agents including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
  • Meningitis is primarily transmitted from person to person, often through respiratory droplets.
  • While meningitis can affect individuals of all ages, young children are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
  • Common symptoms of meningitis include neck stiffness, fever, confusion, headaches, and nausea. These symptoms can vary in severity depending on the cause and individual factors.

Get free UPSC Updates straight to your inbox!

Get Updates on New Notification about APPSC, TSPSC and UPSC

Get Current Affairs Updates Directly into your Inbox

Discover more from AMIGOS IAS

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading