Luke Wingfield, 36, woke up with a fever at his Ferryden Park home, north-west Adelaide. His cousins, who were living with him, believed he would bounce back from his initial flu-like symptoms but did not. His family called an ambulance after his condition escalated and he could not get out of bed. Saying that his symptoms weren’t serious, the first ambulance workers refused to take him.
Luke’s sister said that her brother was finally picked up by an ambulance and taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital after he collapsed from a seizure. Less than 48 hours later, his family made the difficult decision to turn off his life support. Seek medical treatment immediately if you think a loved one or anyone is exhibiting symptoms of meningococcal disease.
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