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Know the symptoms: Winter warning for rare but deadly pneumococcal, meningococcal diseases

Merryn Porter
By Merryn Porter
Updated May 27 2022 - 4:13am, first published May 26 2022 - 1:30am
Telltale rash: The rash that develops with meningococcal disease can develop very late, so people need to know the earlier symptoms and seek treatment before it is too late.

During the past two years, when COVID-19 has taken up so much of our collective thoughts, it is easy to forget about other illnesses that can strike in the lead up to winter.

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Merryn Porter

Merryn Porter

Journalist

Journalist with more than 25 years' experience in print and digital media who has covered most news rounds, including health, education, politics (local, state and federal), police and courts, with a special interest in women's and family matters. Highly-skilled interviewer and storyteller.

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