Meningococcal Meningitis in the Taiwan Area in 1995 and 1996
1997 Vol.13 NO.8
Neisseria meningitidis is the pathogenic agent of meningococcal meningitis. In 1884, Marchiatava and Celli found for the first time the bacteria in the meningeal discharges. In 1887, succeeded in cultivating the bacteria from the cerebrospinal fluids of six patients, Weichselbraum reported in detail the characteristics of the bacteria. This finding was confirmed by Jaeger in 1895 and subsequently by many others. The fact that Neisseria meningitidis was the pathogenic agent of meningococcal meningitis was thus established .