Meningococcal case, May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 58-year-old man from metropolitan Adelaide. The man has been admitted to hospital in a serious condition.

The meningococcal strain has been identified as serogroup W.

SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the patient, three of whom have been directed to receive antibiotic chemoprophylaxis.

There have been eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia this year, compared to 11 cases recorded at the same time last year.

Three of these cases have been B strain, three have been W strain and two have been Y strain.

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