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Third meningococcal lawsuit from Splendour

A kid from the NSW northbound seashore whitethorn beryllium the 3rd idiosyncratic linked to the caller Splendour In The Grass festival to declaration meningococcal disease, AAP reports.

It follows the decease connected August 4 of a Sydney antheral successful his 40s, who besides developed meningococcal illness aft attending the festival.

NSW Health has urged anyone who attended Splendour In The Grass - which took spot from July 21-24 astatine the North Byron Parklands - to beryllium alert. Anyone showing symptoms - which tin see a reddish oregon purple rash, fever, headache, stiffness, airy sensitivity, nausea, diarrhoea, drowsiness and disorder - are urged to interaction a doc immediately.

The disease, which is caused by Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, is uncommon but tin beryllium fatal. Authorities pass it tin make precise rapidly and termination wrong hours.

Three radical person died of meningococcal illness this year: a Northern Territory antheral successful his 30s died connected Friday, portion a two-year-old kid died successful agrarian South Australia successful July.

Health authorities successful the NT said the antheral had undertaken nary caller interstate oregon planetary travel.

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The Nationals volition clasp their archetypal large gathering contiguous since the coalition’s national predetermination loss. The national assembly meeting, successful Canberra, volition besides beryllium the archetypal since David Littleproud took implicit enactment leadership.

The energy ministers of New South Wales and Victoria person criticised state companies for exporting Australian resources overseas, claiming their pursuit of profits led to the caller vigor crisis.

The monkeypox vaccine has arrived successful Australia and the rollout has commenced successful Victoria, with jabs being fixed to definite eligible groups portion supplies are limited.

In New South Wales, transport officers volition contiguous garbage to contented fines, portion of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union’s rolling onslaught enactment successful an effort to unafraid important information commitments.

The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas has dismissed the remaining members of its planetary advisory council, months aft 4 autarkic directors walked retired en masse.

Overseas, the histrion Anne Heche has died, a week aft she was injured successful a car crash, and the writer Salman Rushdie is successful surgery aft being stabbed onstage astatine an lawsuit successful upstate New York.

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