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Woman in her 20s dies from Meningococcal W in Perth

A young Perth woman has died from meningococcal disease, the latest in a wave of infections that has seen almost twice the number of meningococcal cases in 2017 compared to last year.

The Health Department says the latest victim — a woman in her 20s — is the fifth person to die from the W...
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Northern Territory starts a massive Meningococcal vaccine roll out after outbreak.

The Territory Labor Government is improving health services with the roll out of the ACWY Meningococcal vaccine for 12 month old babies from Dec 1. The Health Minister, Natasha Fyles, said Territorians want and deserve high quality health services and that’s why the Territory government was  providing the meningococcal ACWY vaccine free as part of the routine...
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Meningococcal B in WA adult

The Department of Health today reported that an adult is currently recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with serogroup B meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease usually occurs more commonly in winter and spring and most cases this year have been reported since July. The Department of Health routinely identifies the close contacts of all notified cases of meningococcal...
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