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Meningococcal in Burnie

Meningococcal's surfaced in Tasmania again, this time in the North West.

A 20-year-old Burnie man has the B strain, which is not covered by government funded vaccine programmes.

He is receiving hospital treatment, while those who've been in close contact are also being managed.

It is the fifth case of meningococcal in the state this calendar year.