Conversation – Meningococcal Meningitis

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Conversation – Meningococcal Meningitis

In this episode of EMplify: Conversation, Sam Ashoo, MD and TR Eckler, MD discuss meningococcal meningitis and the recent outbreak in Florida.

Topics discussed include:

  • Which vaccines are currently approved by the FDA and recommended by the CDC.
  • The difference between the MEN ACWY vaccine and the meningococcal B vaccine.
  • What the current recommendations are for those exposed.
  • Challenges for healthcare providers treating patients who have been exposed or have symptoms.

Further reading:

Hogan AN, Brockman II CR, Santa Maria A. Emergency department management of adults with infectious meningitis and encephalitis. Emerg Med Pract. 2022 Apr;24(4):1-24. Epub 2022 Apr 2. PMID: 35315604.

CDC Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination.

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Last Updated on July 3, 2022

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