South Australia | 82-year-old meningococcal case

Adelaide | 26 April 2012

An 86 year-old male from metropolitan South Australia has been admitted to hospital with invasive meningococcal disease and is in a stable condition.

SA Health has identified a number of contacts. Of these, twenty two people have been directed to receive antibiotic chemoprophylaxis.

Meningococcal health information has been distributed to all contacts in accordance with the Guidelines for the Early Clinical and Public Health Management for Meningococcal Disease in Australia.

This is the third case of invasive meningococcal disease reported in South Australia during 2012, compared to five cases recorded at the same time last year.

There has been no link between the three cases reported this year.

A total of 21 cases were reported in 2011.

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