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Meningococcal disease in a school child in Western Australia

The Department of Health today reported that a school-aged child is recovering in hospital after having been diagnosed with meningococcal disease. 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 other sites, such as large joints. The Department...
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Diseases that can kill within 24 hours

There are so many diseases around that have the potential to kill, but what diseases spread so rapidly that you are dead within 24 hours? Meningitis is one of them. The disease sweeps through the body at such a fast rate that a person can die within a day if they are not medically...
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Funeral date set for teenage meningitis victim from Mold

THE funeral of a 17-year-old who died suddenly from meningitis will take place this week. Daniel Bailey, a pupil at Alun School, Mold, died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after he developed meningococcal septicaemia. Headteacher Jane Cooper paid a heartfelt tribute to the year 12 student, of Church Lane, Rhydymwyn, who was studying for his A-levels in maths,...
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Girl, 4, dies from meningitis just hours after ‘being sent away from hospital with tonsillitis’

A grieving father has told of how his four-year-old daughter died from meningitis just hours after being sent away from hospital with 'tonsillitis'. Gracie Foster was waiting to undergo a tonsillectomy at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Calow, Derbyshire, when she started being sick and feeling 'sleepy'. Doctors diagnosed her with tonsillitis, before cancelling the operation and sending...
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