Meningococcal low in Bay of Plenty

Despite the recent death of a Waikato woman, we're being assured the risk of meningococcal remains low.

The message comes from Toi te Ora who says the disease is easily treated, if caught early.

Medical officer of health Dr Jim Miller says it's important to look out for the signs and symptoms.

He says cases of the disease in the Bay of Plenty are still relatively low compared to 20 or 30 years ago.

Sam Gardner