HEALTH: 23 people, including children and adults receive preventive treatment for meningitis …
Suffering from meningitis , a ten month old baby was urgently admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit of Timone in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) on the night of Friday to Saturday.
To avoid contamination, “the Regional Health Agency and the CH Digne [Hospital of Digne-les-Bains] collaborated in making available as quickly as possible preventive antibiotic treatment for all people in the group” said in a statement by the Prefecture of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, without specifying how common this department saw the child’s family.
23 people received preventive treatment
So on Saturday morning 23 people, including 14 children and 9 adults, have benefited from this preventive treatment. “Regional Agency of Health and Digne hospital, working closely with the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence prefecture, continue to provide the location of monitoring,” said the prefecture.
And the prefect services to remember that “the meningococcus bacterium is spread only by close contact because it is contained in droplets of saliva and dies soon as it is exposed to air.”