Rise of Meningococcal Cases

Cases of meningococcal disease started bumping up after the COVID restrictions returned to normalcy.

Professor Robert Booy, an Infectious Diseases Paediatrician at the University of Sydney, explains that there are several reasons behind the rise in cases. He said, “We’ve had a relaxation of rules around social distancing. We’ve had opening of the borders; we’ve had a lot more social gatherings where people get up close and personal… kissing is a particular risk factor.”

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