Meningococcal case

Tuesday 15 May 2019

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 20 year-old male from metropolitan Adelaide, who is in a stable condition in hospital.

The strain has been identified as serogroup B.

Multiple people who had contact with the patient have been identified, and three people 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 seven people notified with invasive meningococcal disease in South Australia this year, compared to ten cases recorded at the same time last year.

Of those cases, three have been B strain, one has been W strain, one has been Y strain and two remain unknown.

A total of 34 cases were reported in 2018; 27 were strain B, four were strain W and three were strain Y.

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