A three year-old at my six year-old's school is ill with meningococcal. There is a general panic -- (not a whole lot of compassion for this poor family) -- and the school and authorities are prescribing a course of antibiotics for everyone.
Now, I am not as afraid of contagion (daughter is not in her class -- and even if...) as much as I am afraid of a bunch of kids with lowered immunity and resistance festering together at school.
Am I wrong about that? Won't everyone's taking a course of antibiotics actually increase the risk of it spreading? If yes, can you provide a link?