Suspected Meningococcemia Case Leads To Temporary Closure of ER of Manila Hospital
MANILA HOSPITAL – An emergency room of a hospital in Manila is temporarily closed due to the suspected case of meningococcemia.
One of the serious rare diseases is meningococcemia. It is an infection caused by bacteria and this rare condition is contagious.
Recently, an emergency room of a hospital in Tondo is temporarily closed due to the suspected case of the said disease.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, a patient of Gat Andrea Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC) is suspected to have meningococcemia.
According to the report, GABMMC senior house officer Dr. Rolan Mendiola expressed that it has yet to proven if the 55-year-old woman has meningococcemia or not but they decided to temporarily close the ER to avoid others getting infected in case.
The said patient who suffers from fever for five days already is currently in the isolation room. The results of the laboratory tests are still being awaited.
Based on the report, while there is still no result that could attest if it is meningococcemia or not, the ER of the Manila hospital will remain temporarily close. It will undergo disinfection.
Furthermore, the patients and the hospital staff who were exposed were already given antibiotics and prophylaxis. According to Dr. Mendiola, as of now there is nothing to worry about as there is no direct contact to the patient and the relatives.
Based on the report, the meningococcemia could be obtained through secretion or droplets like coughing or saliva. Its symptoms include violet rashes, fever, nausea, and headache.
We’ll keep you posted for updates.