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Inquest woman received inadequate health care for meningitis

The family of a pregnant Indigenous woman who died after being prematurely discharged from hospital in 2016 are hopeful the findings of an inquest into her death will lead to change in the health system. Naomi Williams was six months pregnant when she arrived at a hospital in the NSW town of Tumut with severe pain...
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Meningococcal W in WA adult

The Department of Health today reported that an adult is currently recovering after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease serogroup W, bringing the number of reported cases of invasive meningococcal disease in 2019 to 13.  Of the 13 cases, three have been serogroup B, five serogroup W and five serogroup C meningococcal infections. Meningococcal disease is an...
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NSW woman dies from meningococcal disease

HUNTER New England Local Health District (HNELHD) has confirmed an elderly woman from the Hunter has died from meningococcal disease.
It is the fifth reported case of the serious bacterial infection in the region this year.
"This is a tragic event and our...
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Men B most common strain in NSW but not govt. funded

The B-strain of meningococcal disease has caused the most cases of the infection in New South Wales this year but a vaccine for the illness still isn't eligible for federal funding. NSW Health has revealed 15 of the 21 cases to date this year were meningococcal B. It comes after NSW Health issued a warning this week...
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