Gonococcal conjunctivitis outbreak

This article published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 22 Issue, Number 3, contains information on an outbreak of gonococcal conjunctivitis.

Page last updated: 19 March 1998

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As of 17th March 1998, 13 confirmed cases of non-sexually transmitted gonococcal conjunctivitis in the Northern Territory and Western Australia have been notified to the Centre for Disease Control, Darwin and the Public Health Unit, Boulder, Western Australia. Twelve cases occurred in the Katherine district of the Northern Territory and one in the central Australian region of Western Australia. Katherine communities were affected in January and the central Australian case occurred in February. The gonococcal conjunctivitis management protocal was instigated as a matter of urgency in both areas. No further cases have been identified since the alerts were issued.


This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Vol 22 No 3, March 1998.

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