NSW Well being is urging patrons of this yr’s Splendour within the Grass pageant to observe for signs of meningococcal, after two revellers contracted the illness and one died.
“Though the illness is rare, it may be extreme, so we’re urging individuals who attended the occasion within the North Byron Parklands on 21 – 24 July to be alert to the signs of meningococcal illness and act instantly if they seem,” NSW Well being mentioned in a press release issued on Friday.
A person from Sydney, aged in his 40s, who attended the pageant has died of meningococcal, NSW Well being mentioned.
“NSW Well being expresses its honest condolences to his family members.”
Signs of the illness embrace a sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, joint ache, a rash of purple spots or bruises, a dislike of shiny lights, nausea and vomiting.
Signs of meningococcal in younger kids embrace irritability, issue strolling, high-pitched crying and refusing meals.
The state has seen 15 instances of meningococcal this yr, which is uncommon however tends to extend in late winter and spring.
It’s most typical in kids below 5 and 15-25 yr olds.
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