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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: news.com.au...
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Eighth WA case of meningococcal disease reported for 2017

Sick baby 1The Department of Health today reported that a young child has been discharged from hospital after being diagnosed with serogroup B meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, life-threatening illness caused by a bacterial infection of the blood and/or the membranes that line the spinal cord...
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Five month wait for Meningococcal B-strain vaccination

SOUTH Australian families desperate to safeguard their children’s health are being forced to wait up to five months for their children to be vaccinated against the deadly meningoco ccal B disease.
The Advertiser can reveal one Adelaide pharmacy has a waiting list of 125 people wanting the Bexsero vaccine, as global demand for the drug continues...
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