Outbreaks of meningococcal disease are rare in the United States; only about 2 to 3 out of every 100 cases are related to outbreaks. However, the onset of an outbreak is unpredictable and the outcomes can be emotionally devastating to affected communities and organizations. In certain outbreaks, vaccination against meningococcal disease is recommended to help stop the disease from spreading.
- Page last reviewed: June 11, 2015
- Page last updated: June 11, 2015
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- Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases