Meningococcal case - 12 April 2021

12 April 2021

12 April 2021

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 21-year-old woman from metropolitan Adelaide, who has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.

The strain is yet to be identified.

Multiple people who had close contact with the patient have been identified, and six people have been directed to receive clearance antibiotics.

Meningococcal health information is being distributed to other 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 SA to-date this year, compared to one recorded at the same time last year. Of the two cases, one was serogroup W and this case is yet to be identified.

A total of five cases were reported in 2020. Of the five cases, three were serogroup B and two were serogroup Y.

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