Meningococcal case - 11 July 2018
11 July 2018
A case of
The strain has been identified as serogroup B.
SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the patient, and 11 close contacts have been directed to receive clearance antibiotics.
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 17 cases of
Of the 17 cases, 14 have been serogroup B, two serogroup W, one serogroup Y and one awaiting further typing.
No links have been established between this case and other recent cases.
There were 36 cases of meningococcal disease in 2017: 22 were serogroup B, 11 were Serogroup W and three were serogroup Y.
For more information about meningococcal disease, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au.