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Northland boy dies from suspected meningococcal disease – Stuff.co.nz

DHB says the risk of another case is small, but warns community to be vigilant to symptoms in their children.

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A Northland boy has died from suspected meningococcal disease, according to the local district health board.
The boy, a 6-year-old, attended Tautoro School near Kaikohe.
The school received a letter from the Northland DHB on February 13, which said the boy potentially had the disease.
A child who attends Tautoro School has been diagnosed with an illness that was potentially caused by meningococcal bacteria, the letter said.
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