Aiims may 2018 pattern

How long should a child be isolated after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis to prevent
further transmission?
a. Till 24 hours after starting antibiotics
b. Till cultures become negative
c. Till antibiotic course is complete
d. Till 12 hrs after admission
Answer: A

droplet precautions are recommended for patients with N. meningitidis and H. influenzae type b (Hib) meningitis until they have received 24 hours of effective therapy

SOURCE: AAP Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 30th ed, Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS (Eds), American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL 2015. p.368.