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Far Northern parents unaware of Meningococcal B vaccine

Pharmacist manager at Cairns discount pharmacy Erin Treston with the Bexsero vaccine, which protects people from Meningococcal strain B. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS PARENTS are largely unaware of a vaccine which protects against a potentially deadly strain of Meningococcal. The first confirmed case of Meningococcal strain B was recently detected in the Cairns region but Queensland Health...
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A Good Shot at a Normal Life.

As a lay person with over 20 years watching and learning about the power and effectiveness of vaccines to provide widespread community protection from communicable diseases, I have a real concern as many diseases become rare diseases. Will we remember why we immunise and will low case numbers of vaccine preventable deadly diseases mean they...
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Ferrari’s James Allison loses wife to meningitis

Ferrari Technical Director James Allison has returned home to Britain following the death of his wife, Rebecca. Allison, who was in the process of returning from Australia, has returned straight home to Britain after receiving word of the passing of his wife. Ferrari were returning home from a promising opening round that saw the team lead 1-2...
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Miracle twins for meningitis survivor Danielle Weymark

There is nothing that Danielle Weymark? has allowed severe disability, more than 70 operations and constant pain to stop her from doing, including becoming a champion equestrian – and, now, a mother to twins. The meningococcal meningitis septicaemia survivor lost much of her left arm, right hand and parts of both feet to the rare disease, contracted when she...
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