Another case of meningococcal in WA

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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.