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Meningitis changes immune cell make up of meninges in mice

  Image of a mouse brain scan Meningeal macrophages (shown in white, red, and blue) are on constant alert against potential threats to brain tissue.McGavern Lab, NINDS Meningitis, a group of serious diseases which infect the brain’s lining, leaves its mark and can affect the body’s ability to fight such infections in the...
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NSW indigenous woman’s meningococcal care ‘inadequate’

A pregnant indigenous woman sent home from a hospital emergency department on the day of her death was inadequately assessed before she died, two experts have told a NSW court.

Naomi Williams, 27, was six months' pregnant when she died of sepsis associated with the meningococcal bacteria immediately after being rushed to Tumut Hospital...

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Another meningococcal C case in WA

The Department of Health has reported that there has been a new notification of invasive meningococcal disease serogroup C in an adult, bringing the number of reported cases in 2019 to four.  Of the four cases, one has been serogroup B, one serogroup W and two serogroup C meningococcal infections. Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, life-threatening...
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