A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 14-year-old male from metropolitan Adelaide. The patient has been admitted to hospital and is in a stable condition.
The strain has been identified as serogroup B.
SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the patient, of whom nine people have been directed to receive clearance antibiotics.
Meningococcal health information has been distributed to contacts in accordance with the InvasiveMeningococcal Disease Communicable Diseases Network Australia: NationalGuidelines for Public Health Units.
There have been nine cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia this year, compared to six cases recorded at the same time last year. All nine cases are serogroup B.
A total of 12 cases were reported in 2021. Of the 12 cases, six were serogroup B and six were serogroup W.