How to do it? Practical guidance on organising mass antibiotic prophylaxis for a large school after a cluster of meningococcal disease

Cassell, J. A., Wilkinson, P., Gaudoin, J., Good, I. and Iversen, A. (2004) How to do it? Practical guidance on organising mass antibiotic prophylaxis for a large school after a cluster of meningococcal disease. Communicable Disease and Public Health, 7 (1). pp. 56-60. ISSN 1462-1843

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Abstract

After a second meningitis case occurred in a school, we undertook mass prophylaxis of 2095 pupils and staff of three institutions on the site. This incident, early in the life of the new primary care organisations, presented several challenges and provided opportunities to learn about successful co-management of future major incidents. This paper aims to identify and address problems in planning such prophylaxis, with particular reference to the new NHS arrangements. It also provides a practical checklist, with commentary on potential issues based on our local experience. This may help other health protection units facing similar incidents, and contribute to the development of more general guidance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal Article
Keywords: Adolescent Antibiotic Prophylaxis Child Child, Preschool Cluster Analysis Disease Outbreaks/ prevention & control England/epidemiology Guidelines Humans Interinstitutional Relations Meningococcal Infections/ epidemiology/ prevention & control Planning Techniques Primary Health Care/ organization & administration School Health Services/ organization & administration State Medicine
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Depositing User: Jackie Cassell
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 10:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1145
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