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Elderly adult fighting for life in a Perth hospital with meningococcal disease

The Department of Health today reported that an elderly adult 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...
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Tasmanian Health Minister confirms northern meningococcal clinics next month

Public meningococcal clinics will be held in the state’s North and North-West next month, with specific details to be released soon.
Health Minister Michael Ferguson has confirmed the clinics will take place in October, but said those eligible for the free vaccinations did not need to wait.
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Second Meningococcal B case in Tasmania in a week.

A 15-YEAR-OLD Launceston boy is in a stable condition after becoming the ninth Tasmanian to be diagnosed with meningococcal this year.

It is the third case of the B strain this year and the first in the state’s North.

In a statement issued late on Thursday, Public Health Services clinical director of communicable diseases Faline...

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