An invasive meningococcal disease can be fatal.
Antibiotic treatment must therefore be administered as soon as possible.
Prophylactic antibiotic treatment for friends and family.
Meningococcal can be contagious and are transmitted during close contact that lasts a number of hours (sneezing, bouts of coughing, kissing, etc.).
For that reason, it is recommended that some close friends and family of a person affected by meningitis undergo prophylactic antibiotic treatment.