Meningococcal Disease (Aged 0-23 Years) 
Meningococcal disease refers to any illness caused by bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus. These illnesses are often severe and can be deadly. They include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia). These bacteria spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions like spit (e.g., by living in close quarters, kissing). Doctors treat meningococcal disease with antibiotics, but quick medical attention is extremely important. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best defense against meningococcal disease.

Meningococcal disease is monitored to prevent and control outbreaks.

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Meningococcal Disease (Aged 0-23 Years), Single Year
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountCount
202004
201905
201806
201706
201604
201508
2014018
2013120
2012014
2011015
2010026
2009221
2008124
2007041
2006132
2005053
2004264
2003160
2002071
2001285
FLHealthCharts.gov is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management.
Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
11/29/2022 9:27:58 AM
Data Note(s)
  • Merlin Codes 03630, 03689, 03600, 03620
  • This disease became reportable prior to 1992. Counts and rates include confirmed and probable cases of Meningococcal Disease (Merlin code 03630) - Effective June 7, 1982; Pneumonia (Neisseria meningitidis) (Merlin code 03689) - Expired January 1, 1998; Meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis) (Merlin code 03600) - Expired July 17, 2003; and Meningococcemia, Disseminated (Merlin code 03620) - Expired July 17, 2003.
  • Data in this report are aggregated by the date the case was reported to the Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida Department of Health. Cases are assigned to Florida counties based on the county of residence at the time of the disease identification, regardless of where they became ill or were hospitalized, diagnosed, or exposed.
  • Reports for reportable disease data are produced weekly, monthly, and annually. To access these reports, visit Surveillance Publications. More detailed information on interpreting data can be found in the introduction section of the annual reports. For questions, please contact the Bureau of Epidemiology at (850) 245-4401.
  • This is primary, quantitative data.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.