Meningococcal Disease Warning
NSW Health is urging people to be alert to the symptoms of meningococcal disease with five new cases reported in NSW in the last seven days.
So far this year, NSW Healthhas reported 39 cases of invasive meningococcal disease and four deaths in NSW compared to 27 cases and zero deaths in the same period last year.
Symptoms of meningococcal disease may include sudden onset of fever, cold hands and feet, limb/joing pain, nausea and vomiting, headache, neck stiffness, dislike of bright lights and a pinprick rash changing to large red-purple blotches that do not disappear with gentle pressure on the skin. A rash does not always appear or it may occur late in the disease.
Please notify reception if you are visiting your Doctor with concern to ensure appropriate infection control procedures can be followed.
Further information can be found at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20160818_00.aspx