New Plymouth cases

Two under five years old cases of meningococcal disease have been reported in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

The national public health service medical officer of health for Taranaki Dr Neil de Wet, stated, “The cases were identified early, received fast, effective treatment and made rapid recoveries”. He also emphasized that if you have been seen by a doctor and gone home but are still concerned, don’t hesitate to call your doctor again or seek further medical advice.

Meningococcal disease can be very serious, be aware of the symptoms. Prompt treatment with antibiotics could prevent permanent disability and death.

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