Meningitis Clinical Disease and Vaccine Resources CDC

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Meningitis Prophylaxis - emed.ie

Meningitis prophylaxis. Bacterial meningitis is a notifiable disease.Inform Public Health: +353 21 4927601.They will advise on chemoprophylaxis of contacts. Outside of normal working hours advice on chemoprophylaxis for contacts of meningococcal disease can be obtained from the emergency Public Health Advisory Service (ambulance control).…

Chemoprophylaxis of Healthcare Workers Exposed to ...

exposure from a case of meningococcal disease; this does not include the number of individuals who received prophylaxis from exposure to a case of bacterial meningitis due to another etiologic agent (approximately 62 individuals) or those who received prophylaxis due to close contact with an asymptomatic nasopharyngeal carrier. Of the estimated 566…

Meningitis - Infection Prevention and You

Antibiotics are not effective for viral meningitis although antiviral treatment is available for herpes viruses. Thus, post exposure prophylaxis is not indicated. What you can do: It can be difficult to distinguish the cause of meningitis based on symptoms, although the presentation of viral meningitis tends to be less severe than bacterial cases.…

UpToDate

INTRODUCTION. Neisseria meningitidis is a common cause of community-acquired bacterial meningitis in children and adults in the United States and in many other countries. (See "Epidemiology of Neisseria meningitidis infection" and "Bacterial meningitis in children older than one month: Clinical features and diagnosis", section on 'Causative organisms' and "Epidemiology of bacterial meningitis ...…