Antibiotics for preventing meningococcal infections.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;(8):CD004785
Authors: Zalmanovici Trestioreanu A, Fraser A, Gafter-Gvili A, Paul M, Leibovici L
Meningococcal disease is a contagious bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis). Household contacts have the highest risk of contracting the disease during the first week of a case being detected. Prophylaxis is considered for close contacts of people with a meningococcal infection and populations with known high carriage rates.
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