Invasive Meningococcal Disease (Neisseria Meningitidis)

Requires urgent follow-up. Immediately report any confirmed or probable cases to the MHO. Chemoprophyalxis of close contacts is preferably administered within 24 hours of diagnosis of the case, however still recommended for up to 10 days post-exposure. Immunoprophylaxis of contacts is also indicated for some contacts per BCCDC guidelines.

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Communicable Disease Control Manual


Follow Up Required

Report to: Office of Chief Medical Health Officer



Includes clinical or practice updates/changes regarding the disease for the past six months. These updates may not have been noted in the SOPs or guidelines. Any updates older than six months will be archived on this page.