CDC Releases Health Advisory on Increase in Invasive Meningococcal Disease in the U.S.

On March 28, CDC issued a HAN health advisory to alert health care providers to an increase in invasive meningococcal disease, mainly attributable to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y. Health care providers should:

  • Have a heightened suspicion for meningococcal disease, particularly among populations disproportionately affected by the current increase,
  • Be aware that patients may present without symptoms typical of meningitis.

Ensure that all people recommended for meningococcal vaccination, including people with HIV, are up to date for meningococcal vaccines.