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5th case of Meningococcal in Hunter region NSW

A child has become the Hunter’s fifth meningococcal case this year, Hunter New England Health has confirmed. Doctors have prescribed clearance antibiotics for the child’s family, and authorities say there are no links between this case and previous outbreaks. Public health physician Dr Tony Merritt said the illness usually resulted in a complete recovery when...
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Mum may have caught pneumococcal disease from her child

Imogen 2 A PREGNANT mother who was rushed to hospital with an ear infection and later died after an emergency Caesarian may have caught the deadly pneumococcal disease from her own unvaccinated toddler. Blood tests have confirmed 35-year-old Imogen Petrak, who gave birth to baby Eleanor four weeks early...
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20th case of meningococcal disease in SA – 51 year old woman

A 51 year old woman from metropolitan Adelaide is in hospital with meningococcal disease as the number of disease victims hits a six-year high. These include Mark Taylor, 53, of Greenwith who died from the B strain of the disease earlier this month after being rushed to Lyell McEwin Hospital. The woman is the 20th case reported...
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