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Adelaide woman in hospital with meningococcal disease

A young woman is in a stable condition in hospital with meningococcal infection - the second report in two days.

SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the 18-year-old woman from metropolitan Adelaide.

Six are receiving clearance antibiotics. On Thursday, a 18 month old was taken to hospital with the B strain of...
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18-month-old South Australian boy in hospital with meningococcal B

An 18-month-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital with meningococcal infection as SA Health officials work with a child care centre to ensure the health and safety of other children.
SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact with the child and 28 are receiving antibiotics as a precaution. Health officials are working...
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WA’s Free 1-4 year ACWY meningococcal vaccine program extended

  • State-funded vaccination program to be extended for another year
  • 45 per cent of children aged 12 months to four years are not vaccinated
  • Vaccination offers protection from ACWY strains of meningococcal disease
The McGowan Government has announced it will extend the State-funded meningococcal ACWY vaccine program for children aged one to four years to ensure...
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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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