Meningococcal infection

Nurs Stand. 2001;16(7):47-53; quiz 54-5. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.10.16.7.47.c3110.

Abstract

Meningococcal disease is an important medical emergency demanding early diagnosis and prompt treatment. This article provides an overview of meningococcal infection and discusses mode of transmission, risk factors, prevention of spread, vaccination and current recommendations for treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carrier State
  • Child
  • Disease Notification
  • Endemic Diseases / statistics & numerical data
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Information Services
  • Meningococcal Infections* / diagnosis
  • Meningococcal Infections* / epidemiology
  • Meningococcal Infections* / microbiology
  • Meningococcal Infections* / therapy
  • Meningococcal Infections* / transmission
  • Population Surveillance
  • Prevalence
  • Primary Prevention / methods
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Travel
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology
  • Vaccination / methods