South Australia experiencing a 6 year high with Meningococcal rates

Meningococcal Cases In SA Hit Six Year High

Meningococcal cases in SA have hit a 6 year high.

There have been 20 cases reported in the State so far this year compared to 13 this time in 2016.

Back in 2012 there were 14 cases.

This is deeply concerning news- not only children have been affected, adults in their 30s-50's have been affected. This comes after the passing of a man in his 50's only last month from Meningococcal B strain.

 

Awareness of early signs and symptoms as well as vaccination is critical.

 

For media enquirers contact Meningococcal Australia - 0499092702

 

For further information please click here http://www.meningococcal.org.au/new-page-1/