Invasive meningococcal infection
evidence and practice    

Invasive meningococcal infection

Jane de Burgh Senior health protection practitioner, South London health protection team, Public Health England, London, England

Meningococcal infections should be notified to the proper officer when they are clinically suspected to prevent infection spread and to enable monitoring of the outbreak. An understanding of the need for immunisation against meningitis plus its causes, prevalence, management and identification, and what steps to take when a case is notified are essential in primary care.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1596

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Correspondence

jane.deburgh@phe.gov.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

de Burgh J (2019) Invasive meningococcal infection. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1596

Published online: 07 August 2019