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Fiona Wood’s world-first experiment to help brave Robbie

A Perth toddler has survived a deadly bacterial infection, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of medical staff to save not just his life but also his limbs. The parents of two-year-old Robbie Buchan have told of his amazing survival from septicaemia after developing meningococcal disease when he was just five months old. In a world-first experiment, Perth...
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World Meningitis Day – The Importance of 24 Hours

WMDLogo-Final 2016This World Meningitis Day our theme is 24 Hours – Time to Act. Here at CoMO, we want to highlight the importance of 24 hours when it comes to meningitis. 24 hours can mean the difference between life and death or disability, therefore it is essential that more...
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Far Northern parents unaware of Meningococcal B vaccine

Pharmacist manager at Cairns discount pharmacy Erin Treston with the Bexsero vaccine, which protects people from Meningococcal strain B. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS PARENTS are largely unaware of a vaccine which protects against a potentially deadly strain of Meningococcal. The first confirmed case of Meningococcal strain B was recently detected in the Cairns region but Queensland Health...
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