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Free vaccine for deadly disease extended in Kalgoorlie

The WA Country Health Service is extending its free meningococcal vaccination drive because about only half of the targeted Aboriginal children have received a jab.

Three Aboriginal children have been diagnosed with meningococcal in Kalgoorlie since November last year, and cases across the State doubled in 2017 compared to 2016.


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Mackay Qld, first meningococcal case since 2016

MACKAY Hospital and Health Services has recorded its first case of meningococcal disease since 2016, with a local male diagnosed in recent weeks. The diagnosis, one of six across Queensland so far this year, was made in the week of January 22.
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Men B Case in teenager in South Australia

A case of invasive meningococcal disease has been notified in a 16 year-old male from country South Australia, who has been admitted to hospital in a stable condition.
The strain has been identified as serogroup B. SA Health has identified multiple people who had contact...
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