Meningococcal case 8 April

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a two-year-old girl from metropolitan Adelaide. She has been admitted to hospital and is in a stable condition.

The strain has been identified as serogroup B.

Multiple people who had close contact with the patient have been identified, and four people have been directed to receive clearance antibiotics.

Meningococcal health information is being distributed to other contacts in accordance with the Invasive MeningococcalDisease Communicable Diseases Network Australia: NationalGuidelines for Public Health Units.

There have been three cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in SA this year, compared to one case at the same time last year. All three cases reported this year have been typed as serogroup B.

A total of 12 cases were reported in 2021. Of the 12 cases, six were serogroup B and six were serogroup W.

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