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Meningococcal death in WA, the first in 2020.

The Department of Health today reported that a young adult has died from meningococcal 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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Diesel linked to pneumonia and meningitis

Researchers have found a link between exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEP) and the bacterial forms of pneumonia and meningitis, two of the leading causes of disease deaths in children and the elderly worldwide. 

Researchers at the University of Liverpool, Queens Mary University and Trinity College Dublin conducted a collaborative  Read more

Men B study finds no herd immunity benefits from vaccine

The results of the B Part of It study – the largest meningococcal B herd immunity study ever conducted – are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The results have implications for all meningococcal B vaccine programs globally.

Led by Professor Helen Marshall from the University of...

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First case of meningococcal in WA this year

The Department of Health has today reported the first case of invasive meningococcal disease in 2020.  

An adult is recovering 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...

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