Meningococcal case, January 2018

18 January 2018

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 32-year-old male from metropolitan Adelaide, who has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.

The strain has been identified as serogroup B.

Meningococcal health information has been distributed to contacts in accordance with the Invasive Meningococcal Disease Communicable Diseases Network Australia: National Guidelines for Public Health Units.

There have been three cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia to date this year, compared to two cases recorded at the same time last year.

Of the three cases, two have been serogroup B and one serogroup Y.

No links have been established between this case and other recent cases.

There were a total of 35 cases of meningococcal in 2017.

For more information about meningococcal disease, see Meningococcal infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention

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