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Disease Name: Meningitis, Viral or Aseptic


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Please review the Idaho Reportable Disease Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10) for the most up-to-date information.

Aseptic meningitis is a syndrome of multiple etiologies, but many cases are caused by a viral agent.

Viral meningitis:  http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html


Overview / Case Definition

A syndrome characterized by acute onset of meningeal symptoms, fever, and cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis, with bacteriologically sterile cultures.


Restrictions

None


Reporting

3 days

Reportable by Healthcare and Labs:

Reportable by Food Service Facility:

Suspect Reportable:

Reporting Timeframe: 3 days



Diagnosis / Testing

Sterile cultures (throat/nose swab, blood, spinal fluid)


Treatment

No specific treatment. 


Additional Information

Aseptic meningitis is a syndrome of multiple etiologies, but many cases are caused by a viral agent.

Viral meningitis:  http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html


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