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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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6 month old dies from Men B in South Australia

Meningococcal leg Invasive meningococcal disease has been confirmed in a six-month-old baby from regional South Australia who sadly passed away yesterday. The strain has been identified as serogroup B. This is a very sad and rare event and we offer our sincere condolences to the family at this distressing time. We...
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