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Meningitis is the inflammation of the linings of the brain and spinal cord, while septicaemia is the blood poisoning form of the disease. These two conditions have different sets of symptoms and may occur separately or together. Additionally, they may be caused by a variety of different organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. When caused by meningococcal bacteria, these two conditions together are known as meningococcal disease.