AN ADULT is recovering in hospital after contracting the deadly meningococcal disease, the ninth case reported in WA so far this year.
The Department of Health said the patient has the C strain of the disease.
Of the cases detected in 2019, two have been serogroup B, three serogroup W and four serogroup C meningococcal infections.
A total of 41 cases were notified in WA in 2018. This was less than the 46 cases notified in 2017, but well above the long term average for annual cases.