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Hunter Woman Fighting For Life With Meningococcal

It's the first local case for 2018..

Hunter Woman Fighting For Life With Meningococcal

An elderly woman is fighting for life in a Hunter hospital suffering from meningococcal disease.

Hunter New England Health reports the 70 year old is in a critical condition.

It's the first confirmed case of the potentially-deadly disease locally so far this year.

There were 18 cases in the Hunter-New England area in 2017, the highest number in several years.

For information on symptoms and prevention click here.​

**When reporting on meningococcal disease cases, HNEH doesn't provide the name of the hospital.

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