WARNING CONFRONTING FOOTAGE: WA teenager Rohalia Thomas survived the deadly, meningococcal disease after thinking she just had the flu. The photos are confronting, but they’re the very pictures she wants you to see. She says she’s very lucky to be An adult has died from meningococcal disease in a WA hospital, the third to die from the infection in the State this year. The WA health department revealed Monday that the patient had died from the serogroup W type of the organism. Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening illness caused by a bacterial infection of the blood and/or the membranes in the spinal cord, and occasionally of other sites. There were 25 reported cases of meningococcal disease this year, significantly down from the 41 cases notified in 2018. However, there were no deaths in 2018. Symptoms of meningococcal disease include high fever, chills, headache, neck stiffness, nausea and vomiting, drowsiness […]