Where did the disease originate and how
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.it is originated in geneva.
HOW DOES IT SPREAD
meningitis can be contagious, Some bacteria can spread through the exchange (e.g., by kissing) of respiratory and throat secretions (e.g., saliva or mucus). Fortunately, most of the bacteria that cause are not as contagious as viruses that cause the common cold or the flu.Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, usually bacteria or viruses, but meningitis can also be caused by physical injury, cancer or certain drugs.
What does this say about the country
Geneva is an swiss city Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains with views of dramatic Mont Blanc.Headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross, it’s a global hub for diplomacy and banking. French influence is widespread, from the language to gastronomy and bohemian districts like Carouge.
how a major outbreak of this disease (an epidemic or pandemic) could affect a countries government
Meningococcal disease was described as far back as 1805 when an outbreak swept Geneva, Switzerland. However, the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis was identified only in 1887. Major outbreaks were subsequently noted during the two world wars and epidemics have been reported on the African continent since 1909.Asia has had some major epidemics of meningococcal disease in the last 30 years (China 1979 and 1980, Viet Nam 1977, Mongolia 1973-1974 and 1994-1995, Saudi Arabia 1987, Yemen 1988). There have also been epidemics in Europe and in the Americas during the last 30 years, but they have not reached the very high incidence levels of epidemics in other parts of the world. The largest and most frequently recurring outbreaks have been in the semi-arid area of sub-Saharan Africa.