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Kristen’s University Nightmare

Kristen_Chiera_lowres My brush with Meningococcal Meningitis started on Anzac Day, 25 April 1998 at the age of 19 while I was studying at university and living at a college in Perth. The symptoms began very early in the morning with a bad headache that crept into my bones making me extremely...
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Perth’s worst suburbs for child vaccination revealed

The state government has named Perth's four worst performing suburbs for childhood vaccination rates following an announcement that immunisation would become one of its top priorities over the next four years. Cottesloe, Claremont, Fremantle and Mundaring were reported as having some of the lowest vaccination rates for children under five years old while regionally, Augusta, Margaret...
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Cooper’s story, at 5 weeks old

A team from the city children's hospital came to collect Cooper and took him to their neonatal intensive care. When he arrived tests were completed and they confirmed meningococcal meningitis (later to be confirmed as type B).

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