A doctor who diagnosed Daniel Christopher Roulant, 22, a young Queenslander with a cold had no way of knowing he would die from meningitis six days later.
Mr Roulant’s sister April, had not heard from her brother in days so she contacted one of his flatmates to check on him. When both flatmates went to his bedroom & found Daniel unresponsive, they called the paramedics but he could not be resuscitated.
As a result, Deputy State Coroner John Lock concluded that, “Mr Roulant died from an acute bacterial infection that could cause death within hours – meningococcal meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia, a more dangerous form of meningococcal disease with a high fatality rate.”
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