Baby admitted to SA hospital with invasive meningococcal disease

A NINE-month-old baby has contracted the invasive meningococcal disease in Adelaide.

The infant is in hospital in a stable condition after being diagnosed with the meningococcal B strain.

Nine people who have been in contact with the baby have been administered clearance antibiotics.


Although the winter and spring months are commonly a higher risk for the disease, SA Health officials say there is no increased health risk to the public.

So far this year, 14 people have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease in South Australia.

Eight of the 14 cases have been B strain, four have been identified as the W strain and two have been Y.