Occupational Transmission of Neisseria meningitidis -- California, 2009

Materna, B.; Harriman, K.; Rosenberg, J.; Shusterman, D.; Windham, G.; Atwell, J.; Beckman, S.; Mortensen, E.; Zipprich, J.
November 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/19/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 45, p1480
The article deals with the occupational transmission of Neisseria meningitidis in California in 2009. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) started an investigation on December 11, 2009 concerning two secondary cases of meningococcal disease in a police officer and a respiratory therapist after making contact with an unconscious adult. The unconscious adult along with the police officer and the respiratory therapist had culture confirmed Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C, ST-11 clonal complex.


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