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Meningococcal infections

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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 – immunisation - Better Health Channel

Meningococcal group vaccines provide good protection against meningococcal group diseases.

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Department of Health | 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 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 disease - myDr.com.au

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 infection | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is meningococcal infection? Meningococcus is a bacterial infection which can make people sick very quickly

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Meningococcal disease | Australian Government Department of Health

Meningococcal disease is a rare but life-threatening infection. It can affect people of all ages, but is especially serious in children, teenagers and young adults. Vaccination is the best protection against meningococcal disease.

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Immunisation Coalition | Meningococcal Disease - Immunisation Coalition

Meningococcal disease is a life threatening disease that can cause meningitis or septicaemia. Vaccines are available to protect against all common strains. Including a free vaccine for adolescents under the NIP.

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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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