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Meningococcal disease hits WA young adult

AAP logoAAP 5/10/2016

A young adult is recovering in hospital from meningococcal disease, the WA Health Department says.

Close contacts have been given information, and where appropriate, antibiotics and a vaccine to minimise the chance of the organism being passed on to others.

Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, life-threatening illness caused by a bacterial infection of the blood and/or membranes lining the spinal cord and brain, and occasionally other areas such as large joints.

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