Death of a five year old from meningococcal disease in Darwin : a case of unprecedented public alarm
O'Grady, Kerry-Ann & Krause, Vicki (1998) Death of a five year old from meningococcal disease in Darwin : a case of unprecedented public alarm. The North Territory Communicable Diseases Bulletin, 5(1), pp. 12-14.
On Saturday, 25 October 1997 a five year old boy died in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) from meningococcal disease. While disease is expected throughout Australia during the late winter and early spring months, and deaths occur, this case was remarkable in the Northern Territory with respect to the unprecedented public response to media reports of the death.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||meningococcal disease, public alarm|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2013 22:39|
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