Health

SA childcare centre on alert after a girl was diagnosed with meningococcal disease

SA Health has revealed that a one-year-old girl in Adelaide is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease.

The girl has the B strain of the disease and dozens of children at the Greenwich Child Care Centre that the girl attends have been given preventative medication.

24 children and nine adults who have had contact with the child are receiving these precautionary antibiotics.

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