A 20-year-old man is being treated for a meningococcal infection at Royal Hobart Hospital, three days after a young woman died from the disease.Tests confirmed on Saturday that the man had the potentially fatal bacterial disease that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl on Thursday. Tasmania's Population Health Services last night began advising people the...
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The Department of Health today reported that an adult is currently recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with serogroup W 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,...Read more
A Hobart teenager has died from a suspected meningococcal infection. Tasmanian health authorities were advised of the girl's death after laboratory tests showed evidence of the disease. The Tasmanian Health Service (THS) said a small number of people who were in contact with the girl have been provided with antibiotics in case they are carrying the infection,...Read more
A SEVEN-month-old girl from rural SA is fighting for life in hospital after contracting invasive meningococcal disease.The strain of the disease is yet to be identified. SA Health has identified numerous people who have had contact with the baby and 11 have been directed to receive antibiotics. It says there are no links between the case...
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