Each year, meningitis strikes about 2500 Americans and 10 to 15 percent of them will die.
Up to 20 percent of survivors have long term disabilities, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or limb amputations (due to possible gangrene.)
Meningitis is spread mostly by an infected person touching something with his or her mouth and then sharing those objects with other people. (lip balm, drinking glasses, cigarettes, utensils)
I found this quite scary. Not that I share any of those kinds of things with any people but Bill. But, the disease is also spread through air droplets (as well as direct contact with someone who's infected, kissing, coughing, etc.).
I was wondering if you guys had even really heard about this disease. If you have, what had you heard about it? I'm considering getting a vaccination now though. :\