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World Meningitis Day Blog 2017

Why is it important to Trust Your Instincts?   Each year over 1 million people are affected by bacterial meningitis and 170,000 lives are lost. Dr Obinna Ebirim, who became a Member of CoMO following the outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria this month, which has taken the lives of over 700, highlights the gravity of the situation, Those...
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Professor Fiona Stanley labels anti-vaccination campaigners ‘evil’

5c53029d3603fcfe2845d6c9b8e66ead Professor Fiona Stanley with Ashleigh Langoulant and her father and Chairman of Meningitis Centre Australia Bruce Langoulant Parents who fail to vaccinate their children against deadly diseases may not be motivated to act until more children are killed or severely disabled, Professor Fiona Stanley warns. WA’s leading child expert, a...
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5th meningococcal case in Tassie for 2017

A meningococcal case has been reported in Tasmania in April, the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System shows. It is the fifth diagnosed case of invasive meningococcal disease for 2017. Four cases have occurred in the South, and one in the North, Public Health acting director Dr Mark Veitch said. “Cases ranged in age from one...
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Mum’s instincts saves baby Ted against rare strain of meningococcal

For Natalie Nowak, all it took was one look into her son Ted’s blue eyes and she instantly knew something terrible was wrong with her baby.

There were no warning signs, symptoms or even the distinctive purple meningococcal rash. It was her mother’s instinct to take her five-month-old straight to hospital in January that ultimately saved...
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