ARCHIVED - Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Meningococcal Disease


2.0 Objectives

These guidelines have been prepared to assist in the public health investigation and management of sporadic cases, outbreaks and persistently elevated rates of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Canada. The guidelines address the following:

  • surveillance and reporting;
  • public health response to sporadic cases, including those aboard airplanes;
  • chemoprophylaxis and immunoprophylaxis of close contacts;
  • outbreak control;
  • communication strategies.
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