46 notifications of meningococcal disease in children aged 0–14 years in 2018
We have updated the 'Meningococcal disease notifications for children aged 0–14 years' indicator. Here are some key facts:
- In 2018, there were 46 notifications (out of 120) of meningococcal disease in children aged 0–14 years in New Zealand.
- Meningococcal Group B continues to be the most dominant strain in children. However, there has been a sudden increase in Group W notifications in 2018.
- The highest notification rates were in infants (<1 year), Māori children, Pacific children, and children living in the most deprived areas.