Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 27th, 1997
A Western Australia state rower, 18, died five days after returning home from an inter-university competition held at Penrith Lakes in Sydney's western suburbs.
Four more university students from Sydney, including one who attended the same regatta, have also been diagnosed with the meningitis strain, New South Wales (NSW) state health authorities said.
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Jeremy McAnulty said there was no direct link between the cases, but added a mass vaccination program...
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