As per recent reports, it has been revealed that Whangarei Hospital is struggling against yet another confirmed case of meningococcal disease, the patient being a four-year-old boy who was rushed to the hospital earlier on Tuesday.
It seems that the fear of meningococcal disease is gradually engulfing parents of young children as another case of a one-year-old body from Northland has caught the attention of authorities concerned of meningococcal disease.
Though the boy is in a stable condition in Whangarei Hospital, Northland District Health Board Medical Officer of health Dr. Clair Mills advised parents to remain vigilant to the symptoms of the disease.
The cases of rheumatic fever have been found increasing among the Northland children. The Northland District Health Board has urged the parents to take the sore throats of their kids seriously. Many charities have launched awareness campaigns to inform the people that rheumatic fever is curable and how to treat it.