Meningococcal Disease, Invasive

Reporting Guidelines:

  • Within 24 hours to local health department


  • West Virginia IDEP Protocol

Current Case Definition:

  • CDC Case Definition

Required Forms:

  • WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease – Neisseria meningitidis Case Report

General Information:

  • Provider Information
  • Public Information
  • WV Office of Laboratory Services Transport Guidelines for Fastidious Organisms
  • MCV4 Vaccine failure and AST Letter

Surveillance Data:

  • West Virginia Meningococcal Disease, Invasive surveillance data from 1997-2006
  • Meningococcal Disease, Invasive, by Age Group 1995-2005
  • Meningococcal Disease, Invasive, by Month of Onset 1995-2005
  • Meningococcal Disease, Invasive, by Year of Onset 1995-2005
  • Meningococcal Disease, Invasive, by Serogroup and Year of Onset 2000-05

Other Links:

Aseptic Meningitis (Viral Meningitis)

The 1990 case definition appearing on this page was re-published in the 1997 MMWR Recommendations and Reports titled Case Definitions for Infectious Conditions Under Public Health Surveillance [MMWR 1997;46(RR10)] (available at Thus, the 1990 and 1997 versions of the case definition are identical.

Clinical description

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

Laboratory criteria for diagnosis

  • No evidence of bacterial or fungal meningitis

Case classification

Confirmed: a clinically compatible illness diagnosed by a physician as aseptic meningitis, with no laboratory evidence of bacterial or …

Current Influenza Surveillance Data

Statewide Temporal Trend of Influenza-Like Illness by MMWR Week
(2007-08, 2008-09,2009-10, 2010-11 Seasons)

The figure below displays the number of influenza-like illness (ILI) cases reported during the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 influenza seasons.  ILI is defined as fever 100˚ F AND cough and/ or sore throat without another identified cause.  ILI can be caused by a variety of respiratory viruses, so data should always be interpreted in the context of laboratory data.  ILI cases are reported by physicians to local health departments.  Local health departments report the data weekly to the state. The Centers for Disease Control and …

West Nile Encephalitis

Reporting Guidelines

  • Within 1 week to local health department


  •  Arboviral Disease Surveillance Protocol

Current Case Definition

  •  CDC Case Definition

Required Forms

  • Arboviral Encephalitis Report
  • Dead Bird Log

General Information

  • Public Information
  • Avian Oral Swab Demonstration Video
  • Birds and West Nile Virus

Surveillance Data

  • 2009 Surveillance Activity (Updated Weekly)
  • 2008 Surveillance Activity
  • 2008 Mosquito Surveillance Report
  • 2007 Dead Birds Submitted for Testing (sorted by county)
  • 2006 Dead Birds Submitted for Testing (sorted by id number)
  • 2006 Dead Birds Submitted for Testing (sorted by county)

Other Links

  • CDC Information
  • CDC’s Arboviral Encephalitis
  • West Virginia Mosquito Information
  • West Virginia Encephalitis Information