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Please remember to report cases of IMD to CDPH immediately. Please ensure that bacterial isolates are submitted to the Illinois Public Health Laboratory for serogrouping and molecular typing in a timely fashion. To report a suspect or confirmed case of meningococcal disease, please call during business hours: 312-746-5377 or 312-746-5925 and during non-business hours, call 311 and ask for the communicable disease physician on-call.
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CDPH Information and Previous HAN Alerts regarding Invasive Meningococcal Disease
Upcoming Pride events, students returning home from college, and nearby outbreaks may increase risk of vaccine-preventable disease transmission.
This is the time of year to get all high-risk adults--including men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV-positive individuals--up to date on recommended vaccines including:
o Meningococcal conjugate vaccine: Revaccination every 5 years
o Hepatitis A vaccine: One-time vaccination series (2 doses of Vaqta® or Havrix® or 3 doses of Twinrix®)
o Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine: 2 documented doses, serologic proof of immunity, or at least 1 dose now if vaccination status is unknown. Consider 3rd dose of MMR to HIV-positive patients with CD4>200.
Please click HERE for more information
Third Webinar: Meningococcal Disease and HIV: Is Your Patient at Risk?
Webinar: April 7, 2017; Link to webinar here.
- Chicago serogroup meningococcal disease outbreak
- Meningococcal disease in HIV Positive persons
- Vaccine recommendations and outbreak information
Ramona Bhatia, MD, HIV/STI Program
Marielle Fricchone, MD, Immunizations Program
Sarah Kemble, MD, Communicable Disease Program
Webinar recording courtesy of MATEC.
Second Webinar: Meningococcal Outbreak Response: Vaccination Recommendations for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Chicago
Webinar: August 14, 2015; Link to webinar here. Presentations links below.
- Summary of the meningococcal outbreak among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Chicago Metropolitan Area and updates on invasive meningococcal disease among MSM nationally
- Ongoing meningococcal vaccination response in Chicago
- 2 months into the outbreak – anticipating 2nd dose for those living with HIV
- How to order and manage 317 meningococcal vaccine
- Client Vaccine Uptake Survey and Provider Survey results
- Discussion of challenges and successes in achieving higher vaccination coverage rates
Webinar recording courtesy of EverThrive Illinois.
Meningococcal Outbreak Response Partners Meeting, held 11/17/2015
- Summary of outbreak and response
- Partners Survey results
- Discussion and Feedback
Presentation slides available Here.
First Webinar: Presentation on vaccine recommendations for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Chicago now available.
In this webinar for medical providers who care for MSM, topics include:
• Summary of the meningococcal outbreak among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Chicago Metropolitan Area
• Review of meningococcal vaccination efforts including geographic and demographic distribution of federally-funded vaccine
• Information on how to order 317 meningococcal vaccine for Chicago providers
Presentor: Sarah Kemble, MD, Medical Director, Communicable Diseases, Chicago Department of Public Health
Webinar recording courtesy of EverThrive Illinois. Link below will take take you to another site.