Meningococcal case

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a five month-old baby from metropolitan Adelaide. The baby has been admitted to hospital and is in a stable condition.

The meningococcal strain has not yet been identified.

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

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

A total of 27 cases were reported in 2016.

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