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Friday, October 14, 2011

New Zealand : 2 more cases of meningococcal disease

Via The Northern Advocate :

" A 16-month-old child is suspected of having the 12th case of the potentially deadly meningococcal disease that has killed three people in Northland since July.

The toddler's admission to Whangarei Hospital on Wednesday night follows that of a 2-year-old Kaipara girl who was admitted to the hospital on October 9 and has been confirmed as having meningococcal disease.

The two cases come as the Northland District Health Board rolls out community clinics as part of its campaign to vaccinate up to 40,000 Northlanders aged between 1 and 20 years against the meningococcal C disease outbreak hitting the region."

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