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A 21-year-old member asked:

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
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: 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.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Antibiotics: Prophylactic antibiotics can be used for close contacts to prevent secondary infections.

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