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SFDPH Health Advisory: Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease involving Men who Have Sex With Men in Southern California; Recommendations for San Francisco

Due to higher risk of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) among HIV-infected persons, on 6/22/2016 the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) expanded its recommendation for immunization with quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY; Menactra ® or Menveo ® ) to include all HIV-positive persons age 2 months and above.

SFDPH Health Advisory: Chicago Reports Invasive Meningococcal Disease among Men Who Have Sex with Men; Recommendations for San Francisco

SFDPH releases updated health advisory on Invasive Meningococcal Disease among Men Who Have Sex with Men, with recommendations for San Francisco providers.

SFDPH Health Advisory: Meningococcal Disease

Two cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) have been diagnosed in San Francisco, with onset of symptoms on 9/14/13 and 9/16/13. SFDPH has issued a health advisory on September 20, 2013 and ask all clinicians to report suspected cases of meningococcal disease.