Information for health professionals
More detailed information can be found in the Immunisation Handbook and the Communicable Disease Control Manual. Also see related websites on the right for links to the Centers for Disease Control (US) and the Health Protection Agency (UK) websites.
Parenteral antibiotics should be administered to all cases as soon as meningococcal disease is suspected.
Attending medical practitioners and laboratories must immediately notify a medical officer of health of any suspected cases of meningococcal disease.
Notification should not await confirmation. Public health services will follow-up cases and people who have been in close contact with the case.