Another Meningococcal Case in the Hunter

There’s been another reported case of meningococcal disease in the Hunter this year.

Hunter New England Health says an elderly man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

It’s understood this is the fourth case of meningococcal disease in the region this year.

In one case, a man died at the John Hunter Hospital back in May.

Symptoms of the potentially deadly illness include fever, headache, neck and joint pain, nausea, abdominal pain and a red-purple rash.

 

 

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