• Emerging Strains

    A study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, by researchers from Leicester, the University of Nottingham and Public Health England collaborate to explore the reasons behind 2013’s rapid expansion in MenW ST11, a specific strain of Neisseria Meningitidis. “Since 2009 there has been a significant increase in the number of young adults carrying MenW […]

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  • MenW Strikes

    Twelve cases of a deadly infectious meningococcal disease have been reported in the Bay of Plenty this year.

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  • Doctor Dies

    Dr John Spalding, 55, a practising GP for 27 years, woke up with a cold at 3am on December 23, 2014, after wrapping with presents with his wife, Di, 56, the evening before – ten hours later, he had died from an aggressive strain of meningococcal meningitis (menW) and septicaemia.

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