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Ferrari’s James Allison loses wife to meningitis

Ferrari Technical Director James Allison has returned home to Britain following the death of his wife, Rebecca. Allison, who was in the process of returning from Australia, has returned straight home to Britain after receiving word of the passing of his wife. Ferrari were returning home from a promising opening round that saw the team lead 1-2...
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Miracle twins for meningitis survivor Danielle Weymark

There is nothing that Danielle Weymark? has allowed severe disability, more than 70 operations and constant pain to stop her from doing, including becoming a champion equestrian – and, now, a mother to twins. The meningococcal meningitis septicaemia survivor lost much of her left arm, right hand and parts of both feet to the rare disease, contracted when she...
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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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