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Meningococcal Disease Case in Canterbury: Health Officials Taking Measures

Meningococcal Disease Case in Canterbury: Health Officials Taking Measures

In Canterbury, there is a case of meningococcal disease but no transmission concerns. Meningococcal is a serious illness that can lead to death or di

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In Canterbury, there is a case of meningococcal disease but no transmission concerns. Meningococcal is a serious illness that can lead to death or disabilities. Health organization Te Whatu Ora is handling the situation and has identified and treated all close contacts of the affected person with antibiotics to prevent the disease from spreading. Meningococcal disease can develop rapidly with symptoms like fever, vomiting, muscle pain, and a red or purple rash. People are encouraged to get vaccinated for extra protection, especially children under five and those aged 13 to 25 in certain living situations. If anyone shows signs of the disease, it’s important to contact a doctor or call 111 for immediate help.

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