A young boy has been rushed to hospital after being diagnosed with invasive meningococcal.
The four-year-old boy from metropolitan Adelaide is in a stable condition while SA Health has prescribed precautionary clearance antibiotics to multiple people who came into contact with the child.
SA Health has identified the meningococcal as B-strain.
This most recent case in the ninth so far this year compared to 11 at the same time in 2019.
Of the nine cases so far this year, six were B-strain, two W-strain and one Y-group.
In 2018, there were 34 cases of meningococcal reported in South Australia.
Of those 27 were B-strain, four were W-strain and three were Y-strain.
SOURCE: Adelaide Advertiser