Renewed warning to Splendor in the Grass festival-goers as third person tests positive for meningococcal disease

Splendor in the Grass festival-goers have been urged to watch for symptoms after a third person attending the event tested positive for meningococcal disease. Health authorities confirmed the likely third case in a child from the north coast of NSW who attended the three-day music festival in North Byron Parklands. Earlier this month, NSW Health … Read more

Darwin man in his thirties dies of meningococcal disease, NT Health reports

A Darwin man in his 30s has died of meningococcal disease, the Northern Territory health department has confirmed. Most important points: NT Health has warned the man’s close contacts The most common meningococcal strain currently present in the NT is the W strain Free vaccines are available for Territories aged one to 19 years The … Read more

Splendor in the Grass visitors are urged to be alert for meningococci. These are the symptoms to watch out for:

NSW Health has issued a public health warning after meningococcal disease was diagnosed in two people attending the Splendor in the Grass music festival two weeks ago. One of those cases, a man in his forties, died of the disease. NSW Health says the illness is uncommon, but it is urging people who have gone … Read more

Meningococcal disease continues to spread in Florida

A Florida lawmaker calls the experts for an important virtual discussion Tuesday night. It’s about meningococcal disease and monkey pox outbreaks affecting our community. Health officials are investigating at least 24 cases of meningococcal disease, including seven deaths among gay and bisexual men in Florida. The CDC has mentioned this moment we are in right … Read more