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Canberra parents sent warning after student treated for meningococcal

Karabar High School students have been warned to watch for symptoms of meningococcal after a student contracted meningitis. NSW health authorities sent a letter to parents this afternoon saying the student was being treated for meningococcal as a precaution. Close contacts of the student will be required to take antibiotics as a precaution while other students have...
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Fiji having trouble getting meningitis vaccine

Lab vaccines Fiji is having difficulty procuring vaccines for meningococcal disease which has struck the country. FBC News reported the government is working with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF to get the meningococcal disease strain C vaccine. The Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, told Parliament there is huge international...
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Teenager struck down by Men B in South Australia

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 15 year old boy from regional South Australia. The boy is in a stable condition in hospital. The strain has been identified as serogroup B. Meningococcal health information has been distributed to contacts in accordance with the Invasive Meningococcal Disease Communicable Diseases Network Australia: National Guidelines...
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Two WA young adults hospitalised with meningococcal W and Y Strains

Teenager immunise The Department of Health today reported that two young adults are currently recovering in separate hospitals after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease. The cases are not linked, and were infected with different types (W and Y) of the organism. Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, life-threatening illness caused...
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