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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 64730
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: meningococcal disease, public alarm
ISSN: 1323-8612
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2013 22:39
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2013 22:39

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