Possible meningitis outbreak in New South Wales, Australia

With the onset of the winter season, health authorities are cautioning the population regarding an outbreak of meningitis involving 39 cases and 4 deaths. Five cases were reported in just one week.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk for the general traveller is low, travellers should be aware of the early symptoms of the infection. Vaccination against meningitis should be considered, especially if in contact with ill family or friends.