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World Meningitis Day – The Importance of 24 Hours

This World Meningitis Day our theme is 24 Hours – Time to Act. Here at CoMO, we want to highlight the importance of 24 hours when it comes to meningitis. 24 hours can mean the difference between life and death or disability, therefore it is essential that more people know the signs and symptoms and act...
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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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