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Meningococcal Disease Focus Page

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This 'focus' page has been developed to provide NT Health staff with quick access to up-to-date, reliable information relating to the Meningococcal Disease.

If you need any help, or just want to ask a question, please contact us!

MEDIA REPORTS

ABC NEWS

Meningococcal outbreak prompts vaccine program in remote NT. Mitchell  Abram. 27 September 2017 6:36pm

ABC RADIO:  

NT meningococcal outbreak featuring Dr Charles Douglas Acting Director, NT Centre for Disease Control.  RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly. 29 September 2017 8:16am

NT NEWS:

NT meningococcal outbreak may spread to the Top End. 2 October 2017 3:09pm

HEALTH PROMOTION

Health Promotion Resources - Meningitis 

Practice Resources - Meningitis

 

Meningococcal Australia holds fact sheets, videos and personal stories.

What is Meningococcal Disease?

Meningococcal Disease: Quick Facts

  • Meningococcal disease is a rare but very serious bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis which is also known as meningococcus. About 1 in every 10 people carry this germ in the nose or throat. Although most carriers remain well, they are able to spread it to others, who, if infected may become very unwell. 
  • Meningococcal disease occurs in 2 main forms: · meningococcal septicaemia or ‘blood poisoning’  and meningococcal meningitis.

Read more from the Northern Territory Department of Health, Centre for Disease Control

Guidelines

         

You will need Northern Territory Department of Health, Intranet access to view the guidelines on the Policy and Guidelines Centre.

The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition: Meningococcal disease Page last updated - 22 June 2015 

 

INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES

NICE Clinical Guidelines

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

Latest articles on the Meningococcal in Australia

Latest articles from the resources in the eLibrary

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Northern Territory Government: Quick Links

Department of Health

Centre for Disease Control

TOOLS

UpToDate

Treatment and prevention of meningococcal infection
Last updated - 14 September 2017  

Meningococcal vaccines
Last updated - 23rd May 2017

Clinical manifestations of meningococcal infection
Last updated - 15th June 2017

 

CARPA

The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals is a suite of manuals designed to support good clinical practice in primary health care in Central, Northern and remote Australia. The manuals are produced for health care workers – including Doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers, Remote Area Nurses, Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Allied Health Professionals. 

Reference Book - Meningitis
Standard treatment Manual - Meningitis 

Topic - Meningitis 

Use the AMH Children's Dosing Companion to find information on  Drugs and Vaccines such as Benzylpenicillin, Rifampicin, 

Ceftriaxone, Ciprofloxacin 

WHO REPORTS

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