Infection fears allayed

WORRIES EASED: SA Health chief medical and public health officer Paddy Phillips has called for calm after two cases of meningococcal in Mount Gambier in two weeks.

A HIGH-PROFILE health professional has urged community members “not to worry” about catching the invasive meningococcal disease with no evidence of an outbreak in Mount Gambier.

SA Health chief medical and public health officer Paddy Phillips said the disease – which claimed the life of a South East baby only weeks ago – can only be caught by prolonged close contact and is still classed as a rare disease.

These comments follow the confirmation

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