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NSW woman loses 4 major organs after meningococcal disease

Sarah Joyce, 30, from New South Wales, first thought her high temperature and sickness was due to a flu-like illness but less than 24 hours later, her life hung in the balance.

'If I hadn't gone to hospital when I...

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Meningococcal outbreak in Fiji


THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services yesterday confirmed there were five cases of meningococcal disease at St John's College in Levuka.

A student also died at the beginning of this term, after the disease outbreak at the school. Health Ministry permanent secretary Philip Davies said they...
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SA boy, 4, in hospital with meningococcal B strain disease

A YOUNG boy is the latest victim to contract meningococcal in South Australia.
SA Health says a case of invasive meningococcal B strain has been identified in the boy, 4, from metropolitan Adelaide. The boy is in hospital in a serious condition. SA Health has identified several people who had contact with the boy and they are...
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Viral meningitis hits AFL star Tom Lynch

Adelaide’s Tom Lynch celebrates a goal against St Kilda. Picture: Sarah ReedTOM Lynch will make a heartfelt return to West Lakes on Monday, but it could be weeks until the Adelaide linkman receives the green light from medicos to resume playing.
Lynch was placed in intensive care last week before doctors diagnosed...
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