The Department of Health today reported that a middle-aged adult is recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with serogroup Y meningococcal disease. There have now been six cases of meningococcal disease notified in West Australians in the past month, including four serogroup W and two serogroup Y cases. Meningococcal disease usually occurs more commonly in winter...Read more
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A Ballarat man in his 70s has died from invasive meningococcal disease, becoming Ballarat’s second meningococcal victim this year. The 71-year-old man died in the Ballarat Base Hospital last month from the notifiable disease, just four months after the deadly infection claimed the life of 19-year-old Emma-Kate McGrath. The two cases are not linked. Across the state, meningococcal...Read more
TRIBUTES have poured in for Albany man Lloyd Dunham, who died on Saturday after contracting meningococcal disease.
Mr Dunham was in Tasmania helping his sister Lucy move for a new job when he fell ill. Lucy said the 19-year-old had been in Tasmania for a week and was...Read more
JUST three weeks ago, Mia Mitchell’s life hung in the balance as deadly meningococcal disease threatened to take away her dad’s little “princess”. Diagnosed with the emerging B-strain, her father Blake Mitchell, 28, and stepmum, Katrina Wood, 21, were told by doctors to prepare for the worst — and to pray for a miracle. “I thought I...Read more
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