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SA Health Issue Fresh Alert Over Meningococcal

Three news cases of meningococcal have been identified in South Australia, prompting health authorities to issue a fresh alert.

A 20-year-old woman from Adelaide, a 31-year-old man for regional South Australia and a 51-year-old woman also from regional South Australia have been diagnosed and are all in a stable condition.

While SA Health confirmed winter poses a higher risk for meningococcal, it stressed there was no increased public health risk and the disease is only spread through close contact with others.

Those who’ve been in close contact with those infected have been directed to take antibiotics. 

There have been a total of 11 meningococcal cases reported in the state, compared to 12 cases at the same time last year.

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