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Adelaide woman, 21, in critical condition with meningococcal infection – NEWS.com.au

Adelaide woman, 21, in critical condition with meningococcal infection

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A 21-year-old Adelaide woman is in a critical condition after becoming infected with an invasive case of meningococcal disease.South Australian health authorities said the strain was yet to be identified as close contacts of the woman were traced and identified.
Six people who came into contact with the infected case were directed to receive clearance antibiotics.
Meningococcal is a rare but aggressive disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, which can be particularly serious in infants…

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