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5th meningococcal case in Tassie for 2017

A meningococcal case has been reported in Tasmania in April, the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System shows. It is the fifth diagnosed case of invasive meningococcal disease for 2017. Four cases have occurred in the South, and one in the North, Public Health acting director Dr Mark Veitch said. “Cases ranged in age from one...
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Mum’s instincts saves baby Ted against rare strain of meningococcal

For Natalie Nowak, all it took was one look into her son Ted’s blue eyes and she instantly knew something terrible was wrong with her baby.

There were no warning signs, symptoms or even the distinctive purple meningococcal rash. It was her mother’s instinct to take her five-month-old straight to hospital in January that ultimately saved...
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Meningococcal: Baby Archie Roberts’ miracle survival

Archie 1MENINGOCOCCAL struck Archie Roberts out of the blue and ravaged his tiny body so badly that his parents were told he would not survive. But a video has captured the exact moment a miracle occurs. Against all odds Archie, now nine months, fights his way back from a...
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South Australian toddler dies, meningococcal suspected

A South Australian toddler has died from a suspected case of meningococcal disease. SA Health says the 18-month-old died at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide on Sunday afternoon. The authority will run tests on Monday to confirm if meningococcal - a form of meningitis with flu-like symptoms - was responsible for the death. Source:
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