Information for health professionals about Meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitidis, Bacterial Meningitis) and reporting.
- Reporting Meningococcal Disease (Neisseria meningitidis)
Minnesota Rules Governing Communicable Diseases require health care providers to report confirmed or suspected cases of Neisseria meningitidis to the Minnesota Department of Health immediately.
It is important to report cases of meningococcal disease immediately (by phone: 651-201-5414). MDH staff should be consulted about antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis for contacts of case-patients with meningococcal disease. Due to the emergence of fluoroquinolone resistance in northwestern MN, the recommendations for chemoprophylaxis vary depending on which region the case-patient resides.
MDH staff also are available to provide clinical consultation regarding diagnosis and treatment of Neisseria meningitidis and other diseases. Call 651-201-5414 for a clinical consultation.
- Prevention and Control of Meningococcal Disease: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
March 22, 2013 MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)Attention: Non-MDH link
- Emergence of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Neisseria meningitidis - Minnesota and North Dakota, 2007-2008
February 22, 2008 MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report). Attention: Non-MDH link
- Meningococcal Disease: The Pink Book Course Textbook, 12 Edition
CDC: Meningococcal Disease: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Attention: Non-MDH link
Serogroup C Invasive Meningococcal Disease Among Men Who Have Sex With Men – New York City, 2010-2012
January 4, 2013 MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report). Attention: Non-MDH link
Occupational Transmission of Neisseria meningitidis- California, 2009
November 19, 2010 MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) Attention: Non-MDH link
Meningococcal Disease -- United States, 2000
February 22, 2002 MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report). Attention: Non-MDH link