The Queensland central community is rushing to rally around a family of “beautiful little boys” killed by rare deadly bacteria.
The death of the boy caused a local public health warning about the disease.
After the death of Noah, who recently died of meningococcal sepsis, GoFundMe has already raised more than $ 14,000.
North Mackay Saints AFL closed Go FundMe after receiving a lot of support, saying, “What started for our small and intimate football club is gaining momentum beyond our imagination.”
“We haven’t just achieved our goals. Jenna isn’t just grateful for her support. Great love,” the organizer wrote.
In the first post, the group said: “One of us, Jenna, recently unexpectedly lost her beautiful little boy Noah.”
“As our motto says, the strength of loyalty, and we are lucky enough to have the power of numbers as a club to help Jen and her family throughout this tragic period.” I read the first post.
Mackay Hospital and Health Service issued a public health alert on Tuesday warning that cases of meningococcal sepsis had been reported locally.
A rare and life-threatening infection, Neisseria meningitidis is transmitted by prolonged, intimate contact with the mucus of the infected person.
“Bacteria are found in the nose and throat of up to 10% of people, and sometimes these healthy carriers can cough or sneeze and infect others. These common bacteria sometimes infect others. It’s unclear why it causes a serious illness, “McKay HHS wrote in a post.
Close contact with boys is understood to be treated with antibiotics as a precautionary measure.
Residents of Mackay are advised that the risk of infection within the community is low, but symptoms need to be monitored.
Symptoms include high fever, headache, stiff neck, vomiting, drowsiness, and a red or purple rash that looks like a bruise.