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A child dies from Meningococcal W in Western Australia

The Department of Health today reported that it had been notified of three new cases of meningococcal disease in the past week. The cases included an adult visitor from interstate with serogroup Y infection, and two young children with serogroup W infection – one of whom tragically died from their illness.
The individuals are not...
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Calls to target at-risk groups with meningococcal B vaccine

Skylar Lawrence Sally Lawrence remembers brushing her daughter Skylar's hair away from her face as she stirred, restless in her car seat. The two-and-a-half-year-old had been full of energy during the weekend away with her parents, her twin sister Rhainer and her four-year-old brother Navaro. But within a few hours of arriving back to their...
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New WA cases of meningococcal disease in a young child and a young adult

The Department of Health today reported that two Western Australians - a young child and a young adult have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease and are currently recovering in different hospitals. The cases are not linked and were infected with different serogroups (B and Y) of meningococcal bacteria. Meningococcal disease usually occurs more commonly in winter...
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Remote WA free meningococcal vaccine

  Ab kids immunisation pamphlet 1.jpeg   The Department of Health today announced it will provide vaccinations against meningococcal disease to people living in certain remote communities, in response to an outbreak of serogroup W (MenW) meningococcal disease in central Australia.
The outbreak has mostly affected Aboriginal people in the...
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