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First case of meningococcal in WA this year

The Department of Health has today reported the first case of invasive meningococcal disease in 2020.  

An adult is recovering after being diagnosed with meningococcal serogroup W disease.

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

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Water users to be aware of deadly amoebic meningitis risk

As the weather warms up, the Department of Health is reminding Western Australians to protect themselves and their families from the rare but potentially fatal infection amoebic meningitis.

Amoebic meningitis is caused by the Naegleria fowleri amoeba which lives in fresh water and damp soil. When water containing active amoebae...

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Tasmanian man hospitalised with meningococcal

A 22-year old man from a rural area of the North-West of Tasmania is recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with meningococcal B.

Acting director of public health, Dr Scott McKeown, said close contacts of the man had received precautionary antibiotics after he was admitted to the North-West Regional last...

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