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4th case of meningococcal in WA

The Department of Health today reported that an adult has been diagnosed with meningococcal serogroup B disease and is recovering at home.  

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...

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Germs, Vaccine & Hygiene a talk worth having.

Germs are Mean vaccine and hygiene cartoon

Today April 24th is the beginning of Immunisation Week, it is also World Meningitis Day and to top it all off it is Meningitis Centre Australia’s 28th birthday.

The pandemic and the Government imposed isolation...

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SA man recovering from Men B

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 45-year-old male from metropolitan Adelaide, who is in a stable condition in hospital.

The strain has been identified as serogroup B.

SA Health has identified people who have had contact with the patient, with one person...

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Tasmanian teenager recovering from Men B

A 17-year-old girl is in a stable condition in the Launceston General Hospital recovering from meningococcal disease.

She was diagnosed with meningococcal B infection.

Clearance antibiotics have been given to the girl's close contacts but Public Health Director Mark Vietch said it was very rare for a...

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