Healthcare-associated Exposure to Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis)

N. meningitidis is transmitted from person-to-person by direct contact with respiratory secretions and saliva and by inhalation of airborne droplets generated by coughing or sneezing. HCP with close or lengthy contact with a patient with meningococcal disease are considered at increased risk of infection and should receive PEP, i.e., antibacterial prophylaxis.21 Close monitoring for respiratory depression and severe hypotension is recommended. chat Let's get started!