RESULTS of tests carried out on a 13-year-old Moruya High School students suspected of having meningococcal disease have been returned as negative.
The boy had a serious infection which was said to have mimicked the potentially deadly meningococcal bacteria.
The Southern NSW Public Health Unit confirmed that results had come back negative but praised the work of Moruya Hospital doctors and staff in dealing quickly and affectively with the suspected case.
"They took very quick and appropriate action," said a spokesperson this week.
"Meningococcal cases usually occur in the late spring and early summer but we see cases all year round and it's important to be ever vigilant," she said.
Just one week after the case presented at Moruya Hospital a 26-year-old man died of meningococcal disease in Wollongong Hospital 24 hours after falling ill.