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13 year old from South Australia recovers from meningococcal

A teenage girl is in a stable condition in hospital after contracting meningococcal disease.

The 13-year-old from metropolitan Adelaide is the fourth case of the disease this year, compared to 23 cases at the same time last year.

Health officials have identified multiple close contacts of the...

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3 year old Queensland boy dies from meningococcal sepsis

A central Queensland community has rushed to rally around the family of a “beautiful little boy” who was killed by a rare, deadly bacteria.

The little boy’s death has sparked a public health warning in the region for the disease.

More than $14,000 has already been raised...

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Men Y found in WA Adult

The Department of Health today reported that an adult has been diagnosed with meningococcal serogroup Y disease and is recovering in hospital. 

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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