Neisseria meningitidis


Droplet / Contact Precautions
Droplet / Contact Precautions

General Information

Encapsulated gram negative diplococci

Quadrivalent vaccine prevents disease by serogroups A/C/W-135/Y

Colonizer and cause of invasive disease such as meningitis.

Generally of little significance when cultured from nonsterile sites

  •  Invasive meningococcal disease is notifiable - report to Public Health

  •  Contact and droplet precautions until 24hrs of appropriate antimicrobial therapy

  •  Prophylaxis may be required for close contacts and healthcare workers

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