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Meningococcal disease case at Augusta State School

12 October 2017 11:14 PM
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Meningococcal disease case at Augusta State School

DOCTORS are working with staff and parents at a southeast Queensland primary school following a confirmed case of meningococcal disease.

The West Moreton Public Health Unit (WMPHU) sent a letter to parents at Augusta State School yesterday, but did not identify the affected person’s connection to the school.

The letter said further infections from the confirmed case were “very low” and the Ipswich school would continue as normal.

“The WMPHU has already contacted the people who have had very close contact with the case, who need specific further information and/or antibiotics to clear the germ from their throat,” it confirmed.

There was no requirement for anyone else to see a doctor unless meningococcal disease symptoms presented.

The West Moreton Public Health Unit could not provide an immediate response to questions.

Source: couriermail.com.au

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