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  • NZ: Health plea after Taranaki children contract meningococcal disease

    Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-dai...is-in-taranaki

    Health plea after Taranaki children contract meningococcal disease
    ANDREW OWEN
    Last updated 13:58, August 8 2018

    Two Taranaki children are being treated for meningococcal disease, it has been confirmed.

    An 11-year-old boy from the Stratford area and a 5-year-old girl from New Plymouth are currently responding well to treatment at Taranaki Base Hospital, a Taranaki District Health Board spokeswoman said.

    Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes meningitis, an infection of the membranes that cover the brain, or septicaemia (blood poisoning).

    Both Taranaki children have developed septicaemia...
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