Saturday , July 31 2021

Authorities reveal child as the 36th meningococcal case in WA in 2018



Adolescents were asked to vaccinate against meningococcus

WA adolescents move away from meningococcal vaccination, worrying about health professionals.

The CHILD became the last case of WA meningococcal disease.

The WA Health Department said the child – the 36th case of bacterial infection so far this year – was recovered in the hospital after being diagnosed with a W-strain form of the disease.

Meningococcal disease is an unusual and life-threatening disease caused by a bacterial infection of the blood or the membranes that bind the spinal cord and the brain.

Of the 36 cases this year, 26 were caused by strain W.

Last year there were 46 cases of meningococcal disease in the state, half involving the W. strain.

Finn Smitch was hit by meningococcal septicemia, the deadliest type of meningococcal who robbed some of his left leg, right foot, a hand and several fingers.

Finn Smitch was hit by meningococcal septicemia, the deadliest type of meningococcal who robbed some of his left leg, right foot, a hand and several fingers.


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