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NSW toddler dead after meningococcal diagnosis

A toddler has died after contracting meningococcal disease in NSW, health authorities have confirmed. The child died last week in the Hunter New England region and was the fourth case of meningococcal in the area so far this year.

"This is a tragic event and our sympathies are with the child's family at this...

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Tasmanian woman contracts meningococcal disease

A woman from Devonport in northwest Tasmania has contracted the potentially deadly meningococcal disease.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was on Sunday admitted to Mersey Community Hospital with the W strain of the disease and is in a stable condition.

Her case is the fourth of meningococcal in Tasmania this year.

SOURCE: Channel...

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65 year old Central Coast struck down with Meningococcal W

A health warning has been issued following a confirmed case of meningococcal disease on the Central Coast.
Central Coast Local Health District is reminding the community to be aware of the symptoms of the disease after confirmation of a second case of the disease this year in a local resident. A 65 year-old woman from the coast...
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Vaccination push underway after Pilbara meningococcal cases

Aboriginal people of all ages across selected communities in the Pilbara are eligible for a one-off meningococcal vaccination.

All Aboriginal people living in Port or South Hedland, Roebourne, Karratha and surrounding areas are eligible for the vaccination following a recent cluster of meningococcal across the Pilbara.

WA Country Health Service clinical nurse specialist Jodie...

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