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Meningococcal infections

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Meningococcal disease – immunisation - Better Health Channel

Meningococcal group vaccines provide good protection against meningococcal group diseases.

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Meningococcal infection | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Meningococcus is a type of bacteria which can make people sick very quickly. When it invades the blood stream it is called meningococcal septicaemia and when it spreads into the linings of the brain (the meninges) it is called meningococcal meningitis. It is treatable with antibiotics.

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Immunisation Coalition | Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal Disease

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Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease can be life-threatening. The disease is a result of a bacterial infection of the blood and/or the membranes that line the spinal cord and brain.

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Brain Foundation | Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal Disease Meningococcal Disease (See also Meningitis) Read More at Virtual Medical Centre Description Meningococcal disease is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease caused by the meningococcus bacterium

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Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacterial infection and can lead to serious illness. It is uncommon in NSW, and occurs more often in winter and spring. Infants, small children, adolescents and young adults are most at risk. Early treatment is vital.

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Meningococcal W Disease

This page contains information regarding Meningococcal W disease for the public and health professionals.

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Meningococcal disease -

Meningococcal disease: who gets it and what are the symptoms? Also, what causes this disease and how to prevent it.

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Meningococcal disease

Do not leave young adults alone if they suddenly develop a fever because they may become seriously ill very quickly.

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Meningococcal septicaemia (Meningococcemia, Meningococcal bacteremia) | myVMC

Meningococcal septicaemia is an acute (sudden onset) infection of the bloodstream and subsequent vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) with the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis

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