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Darwin child dies from meningococcal W strain

Kids who attend a Darwin childcare centre and people they are close to are being given antibiotics, after a death from meningococcal disease was confirmed.
Authorities at the NT Department of Health have said it is unlikely the current case, from a child that attended the Malak Family...
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More Meningococcal cases recorded in WA

smiling-girl-getting-injection-WEB The Department of  WA Health today reported that three Western Australians, including two young children and an elderly adult, have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease in the past week. Two have recovered and been discharged while one remains seriously ill in hospital. The cases are not linked and...
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Meningococcal outbreak in NT continues to worsen.

Ab kids immunisation pamphlet 1.jpeg The 25th case has been confirmed of the deadly meningococcal disease in the Central Australian indigenous communities of Barkly and Katherine.

More meningococcal diagnoses have been recorded amid an unprecedented outbreak in Central Australia that has so far affected mainly indigenous children.

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Meningococcal cases in WA worsens

Senior vaccinatedThe Department of Health today reported that an elderly patient is currently recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with serogroup Y meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease usually occurs more commonly in winter and spring and this is the fourth case reported in the past fortnight, and the thirteenth...
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