Meningococcal case - 10 July 2018

10 July 2018

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in an 81-year-old woman from metropolitan Adelaide, who is in a stable condition in hospital.

The strain has not yet been identified.

SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the patient, and one 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 16 cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia to date this year, compared to 15 cases recorded at the same time last year.

Of the 16 cases, 13 have been serogroup B, one serogroup Y, one serogroup W 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.

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