A 14-month-old girl had contracted Meningococcal B disease and despite being seen by a doctor, she died hours later. A recent report has revealed that the death of the girl and her failure to fight the illness is now being probed by a group.
As many as 47 cases have been registered of whooping cough in Northland and it is considered to the biggest number till date in the region. This has made Northland District Health Board to ask parents to get their children vaccinated against whooping cough, as children are easy target for whooping cough bacteria.
Northland has currently been facing a huge outbreak of whooping cough, a fatal illness, and therefore, parents are being asked strictly to get their children vaccinated against the same, a report has found recently.
District Health Board of the region has been urging parents to help prevent the disease from spreading further by getting boosters themselves as well as immunizing infants and small children.
Fonterra is a very well-known dairy giant. Its recent announcement of providing free milk in all primary schools has made the hottest topic of discussion among all, while many people are also claiming that the dairy has made a very shrewd marketing move by announcing free milk for children.
"I've seen kids struggle after getting meningitis, they've lost arms and legs and even gone deaf - so this is about awareness. I'm proud to say I'm supporting this campaign", said one of the most popular rugby star, Sonny Bill Williams, while hailing people to avail vaccination against meningococcal C.
Meningococcal disease is on rise in New Zealand. Recently, a seven month old boy from Te Kuiti lost his life due to it.
He was taken from a Te Kuiti medical centre to Waikato Hospital, and soon after that he lost his life. Coroner would be looking into the matter, but it would be only case among 13 cases in this year which would be investigated by a coroner.