Occupational Transmission of Neisseria meningitidis, California, 2009

Scully, Mary-Louise
February 2011
Travel Medicine Advisor;Feb2011, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p7
In this article, the author comments on the issue concerning occupational transmission of Neisseria meningitidis in California in 2009. According to the author, the state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health Aerosol-Transmissible Diseases (Cal/OSHA ATD) must provide droplet precautions to individuals who are suspected or confirmed of having the disease. The author suggests the need to conduct post-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PEP) for close contacts of patients with meningococcal disease.


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