South Australian baby girl critical after contracting meningococcal disease

A SEVEN-month-old girl from rural SA is fighting for life in hospital after contracting invasive meningococcal disease.

The strain of the disease is yet to be identified.

SA Health has identified numerous people who have had contact with the baby and 11 have been directed to receive antibiotics.

It says there are no links between the case and other recent cases.

There have been 17 cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in SA to date this year, the same as was reported at this time last year.

On Sunday, a 31-year-old woman was admitted to hospital in a stable condition after contracting the W-strain of the disease.

And last Thursday, a 31-year-old man was diagnosed with the B-strain.

SOURCE: Adelaide Advertiser.

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