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14 NEWS FRIDAY JUNE 20 2014 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Warning of virus agonies CASES of meningitis are on the decline in the Northern Territory but people are still being called on to protect themselves leading up to peak season. Two laboratory confirmed cases of meningitis have been seen in Alice Springs this year. Chloe Erlich was one of the unlucky ones to have caught a viral strain and spent over a week at Alice Springs Hospital. I was extremely sick. They put me under quarantine for a couple days, Ms Ulrich said. I wasnt allowed to see my kids. They had to talk to me through the glass which was really sad. Acting Director for the Centre for Disease Control Peter Markey said meningococcal disease has been declining in the NT over the past 10-15 years. In the five years from 2009, there were about four cases per year compared to about nine cases per year in the five years before that. The last death from meningococcal disease was in 2012. Meningococcal Australia has issued an alert for people to protect themselves by staying alert and making sure their children are vaccinated leading up to the July-September months when cases peak nationally. Symptoms can vary considerably and may include: headache fever fatigue or drowsiness a stiff or painful neck sensitivity to light vomiting or shivering cold hands and feet muscle or joint pain a change in skin colour. Sasha Petrova HEALTH REPORTERCracking the codes HISTORIC Morse code equipment will come alive as the SA. & NT Morsecodians Fraternity celebrates the 142nd Anniversary of the completion of Australias communications Icon in 1872, the Overland Telegraph Line. The equipment at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station will be put into action with Morse code signals reverberating around the office from Sunday to Saturday, June 28. Visitors will be able to send free old fashioned telegrams to their family and friends across Australia. Anyone with an hour or more to spare during Back to Morse Week can volunteer to help. Contact Susie Pendle on 8951 8247 or email email@example.com Chloe Erlich has recently recovered from a bout of meningitis. I wasnt allowed to see my kids. They had to talk to me through the glass which was really sad. Frank talk on football TWO legends of Aussie rules, Peter Crackers Keenan and Mark Jackson, will share their opinions of What is wrong with football? next month. Never ones to hold anything back, on the field during their careers or off it in since, the duo are sure to entertain. They will be guest speakers at a sports night at Gillen Club on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets, at $20 each, are available from the club. Friday June 20th From 5.30pm till 9pm At Chifey Alice Springs Resort End of Financial Year Party Tonight Party Poolside & Gumtree Function Room Entertainment by Adam Thompson Free entry Win a Family Pack to the Show! Please return your coloured in picture before Monday 30th June 2014, 4.30pm to the Advocate, 2 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0870. Dont forget to fill in your details. Winner chosen on Tuesday 1st July. www.alice-springs.com.au Name: Age: Phone: Email:
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