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Vaccine expert SA’s Australian of the year

Vaccination researcher Helen Marshall has been named the Australian of the Year for South Australia.

Specialising in vaccinology, public health and infectious diseases at the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute, Professor Marshall has been involved in game-changing studies that have had a global impact.

A focus...

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Meningococcal case 22 October 2021

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 12-year-old boy from metropolitan Adelaide. The child has been admitted to hospital in a stable condition.

The strain has been identified as serogroup W.

Multiple people who had close contact with the patient have been identified,...

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Adult with meningococcal disease

The Department of Health today reported that an adult has been diagnosed with meningococcal serogroup W disease and is currently recovering in hospital.

Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, life-threatening illness caused by a bacterial infection of the blood and/or the membranes that line the spinal cord and brain, and occasionally...

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Meningitis B Vaccine: What Does the Science Say?

The meningitis B vaccine is a shot that’s designed to protect you from developing this illness. Meningitis B is a serious bacterial infection that affects the lining of your brain and spinal cord. It can spread quickly and even be fatal within as little as 24 to 48 hours after symptoms...

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