Response to a Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Case Among Military Trainees

Joseph E. Marcus*, William N. Bennett, Dianne N. Frankel, John W. Kieffer, Theresa M. Casey, Amanda E. Huston, Courtney N. Hintz, Alexander P. Keller, Michael T. Smolka, Cynthia S. Sikorski, Heather C. Yun, Matthew J. Dolan, John L. Kiley

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We describe the public health response to a military trainee who developed serogroup B meningococcal disease while sharing underwater breathing equipment. Despite high transmission risk, with rapid isolation and postexposure prophylaxis administration, there were no secondary cases. This case supports carefully weighing serogroup B meningococcal vaccination in high-risk settings.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofac162
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Meningitis
  • Meningococcal infection
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Serogroup B meningococcal meningitis


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