The CHILD became the last case of WA meningococcal disease.
The WA Health Department said the child – the 36th case of bacterial infection so far this year – was recovered in the hospital after being diagnosed with a W-strain form of the disease.
Meningococcal disease is an unusual and life-threatening disease caused by a bacterial infection of the blood or the membranes that bind the spinal cord and the brain.
Of the 36 cases this year, 26 were caused by strain W.
Last year there were 46 cases of meningococcal disease in the state, half involving the W. strain.