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One year old Adelaide baby battles Men B

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

The strain has been identified as serogroup B.

SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the patient, and 41 people have been directed to receive clearance antibiotics.

The case attended the Greenwith Child Care Centre and Kindergarten and SA Health isworking closely with the Centre to ensure all children and staff who may have been in contact with the case receive the appropriate advice.

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 three confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia to date this year, compared to six cases recorded at the same time last year.

Of the three cases, two have been serogroup B, and one serogroup W.

 

SOURCE: SA Health

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