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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. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Antibiotics
Prophylactic antibiotics can be used for close contacts to prevent secondary infections.

In brief: Antibiotics
Prophylactic antibiotics can be used for close contacts to prevent secondary infections.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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