CDC’s Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory works primarily on two pathogens: Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae.
CDC’s Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory supports:
- Active, population-based surveillance for Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae in an overall population base of more than 40 million people
- Enhanced meningococcal disease surveillance in 44 states and 3 large jurisdictions
- State and local health departments that request assistance
- Outbreak investigations
- Specialized research projects related to meningitidis and H. influenzae
The lab is a well-recognized reference center for identification and characterization of N. meningitidis and H. influenzae.
Learn more about the CDC Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory.
Manual on Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Meningitis
Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis