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    Two diagnosed with meningococcal disease in Sydney’s northern beaches
    Two teenagers have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease in Sydney sparking fears of a cluster of the life-threatening illness.
    Charis Chang
    May 27, 20211:14pm

    Fears are growing of a meningococcal cluster in Sydney’s northern beaches after two teenagers were confirmed to have the potentially life-threatening disease.

    The Northern Sydney Local Health District is urging people to be alert to the signs of the disease following the diagnosis of two cases in the past fortnight.

    A spokesman said both cases had responded well to treatment and authorities were in the process of identifying close contacts to provide them with information and advice.

    The Manly Daily reported the two cases were boys of secondary school age in Manly who belong to the same sports club. Another two young people were also reportedly being tested.

    The NSLHD spokesman said no further cases have so far been confirmed...

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    AU: 2021 Meningitis


    Young woman, 21, fights for her life after becoming infected with meningococcal disease
    The 21-year-old Adelaide woman is in intensive care after becoming infected
    Six people who came into contact with her will receive clearance antibiotics
    There have been two cases of invasive meningococcal disease in SA this year
    An Adelaide man, 29, died last month after contracting a serotype W strain
    By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia
    Published: 01:58 EDT, 12 April 2021 | Updated: 02:57 EDT, 12 April 2021

    A 21-year-old woman is fighting for her life in intensive care after becoming infected with meningococcal disease.

    On Monday, South Australia Health said multiple people who had close contact with the patient have been identified, and six of them will receive clearance antibiotics.

    SA Health said there have been two cases of 'invasive meningococcal disease' reported in the state this year alone, compared to just one recorded at the same time last year...