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Young WA adult recovering from Men B

The Department of Health today reported that a young adult is recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with serogroup B meningococcal 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...
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One WA child in hospital with meningococcal W

The Department of Health today reported that a child 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 or...
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Adelaide woman in hospital with meningococcal disease

A young woman is in a stable condition in hospital with meningococcal infection - the second report in two days.

SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the 18-year-old woman from metropolitan Adelaide.

Six are receiving clearance antibiotics. On Thursday, a 18 month old was taken to hospital with the B strain of...
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18-month-old South Australian boy in hospital with meningococcal B

An 18-month-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital with meningococcal infection as SA Health officials work with a child care centre to ensure the health and safety of other children.
SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the child and 28 are receiving antibiotics as a precaution. Health officials are working...
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