• Poverty connection

    In New Zealand, the five main types of meningococcal disease are A, B, C, Y and W. About half of the cases is caused by Type B — the one most people have heard of which usually affects infants, young children and adolescents. The rates are higher among Maori and Pasifika communities and with infants […]

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  • Young & Fit

    Kelsey Davidson, 26 year old founder & teacher of Radical Step Dance Studio in Fendalton, Christchurch died after a “days illness”. She was passionate about the outdoors and often skied, hiked and made short dance films in nature across New Zealand. Meningococcal disease is a severe illness that can strike quickly. Ministry of Health data showed […]

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