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26 cases of the W strain at a record high in WA

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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SA Teenage girl critical in hospital with unidentified strain of meningococcal

A TEENAGE girl is in a critical condition in hospital with an unknown strain of meningococcal.
The 15-year-old from metropolitan Adelaide was in contact with several people during the infectious stage of the disease. SA Health has now prescribed precautionary clearance antibiotics to 14 people. The strain affecting the teen girl has not been identified. There have been...
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7th meningococcal case in less than 2 weeks in WA

The Department of Health today reported that a child is recovering in hospital 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 line the spinal cord and brain, and occasionally of other sites, such as the throat, lungs...
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