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Meningococcal disease

(Neisseria meningitidis, meningococcal meningitis, meningococcemia)

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Invasive meningococcal disease is an acute and serious infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. It can cause sepsis (bloodstream infection), meningitis (inflammation of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord), and pneumonia.

General information

Meningococcal disease fact sheet  Hmong  Spanish

Invasive bacteria home

Information for health professionals

This is a Wisconsin disease surveillance category I disease:
Report IMMEDIATELY by TELEPHONE to the patient's local public health department upon identification of a confirmed or suspected case. The local health department shall then notify the state epidemiologist immediately of any confirmed or suspected cases. Submit a case report within 24 hours submit a case report electronically through the Wisconsin Electronic Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease case report F44151 or by other means. 
Information on communicable disease reporting

Additional resources

Meningitis - CDC   
Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) Program - CDC            

Contacts

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: August 28, 2014