Three meningococcal cases
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Three cases of invasive meningococcal disease have been notified in people across metropolitan Adelaide.
An 18 year old male, a 29 year old male and a 71 year old woman have contracted the disease, all who are in hospital in a stable condition. The cases are unrelated to one another.
SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with each patient, of which 17 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 24 cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia this year, compared to 27 cases recorded at the same time last year. A total of 30 cases were reported in 2015.
For more information about meningococcal disease, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au.