Meningococcal Disease Information for Health Care Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Information for Health Care Professionals

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.


Updated Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 01:14PM