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If a child is diagnosed with meningococcal disease, can anything be done to protect the other children with whom he has contact?

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Dr. Swati Avashia answered

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Sometimes antibiotic prophylaxis and/or vaccination is recommended to others in contact with a child who has Meningococcal meningitis. Talk with your physician and s/he can check with the local health department if necessary.

Answered Aug 21, 2015

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Dr. Dennis Clifford answered

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Prophylactic antibiotics can be used for close contacts to prevent secondary infections.

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