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Young WA child struck down by B strain of meningococcal disease

The Department of Health today reported that a young child is recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with meningococcal serogroup B disease. 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 of other sites, such as the throat,...
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Elderly adult fighting for life in a Perth hospital with meningococcal disease

The Department of Health today reported that an elderly adult is recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with meningococcal W disease. 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 of other sites, such as the throat, lungs...
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Tasmanian Health Minister confirms northern meningococcal clinics next month

Public meningococcal clinics will be held in the state’s North and North-West next month, with specific details to be released soon.
Health Minister Michael Ferguson has confirmed the clinics will take place in October, but said those eligible for the free vaccinations did not need to wait.
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