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Meningococcal infection: Bacterial aggregates form thick honey-like liquid that flows through blood vesselswww.sciencedaily.com

Medical researchers and physicists have unraveled a key stage in infection by Neisseria meningitidis, a human pathogen responsible for meningitis in infants and young adults. Bacterial aggregates in blood vessels appear to facilitate the progression of the disease. Even if treatment is administered rapidly, the mortality rate due to meningococcal infections remains very high.

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