Meningococcal case 23 September 2022

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 36-year-old male from metropolitan Adelaide who has died at home.

The strain has been identified as serogroup B.

SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the patient, of whom none were directed to receive clearance antibiotics.

Meningococcal health information has been distributed to contacts in accordance with the Invasive Meningococcal Disease CommunicableDiseases Network Australia: National Guidelines for Public Health Units.

There have been 12 cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia this year, compared to seven cases recorded at the same time last year. Of the 12 cases, 11 are serogroup B one was not serogroupable.

A total of 12 cases were reported in 2021. Of the 12 cases, six were serogroup B and six were serogroup W.

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