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Taranaki teenager dies of meningococcal disease

A New Plymouth teenager has died of meningococcal disease.

The New Plymouth Boy's High School student died on Saturday, but it was not confirmed he died of the disease until Monday.

Taranaki medical officer of health Greg Simmons said the case did not pose a risk to the community.

The district health board had been working with the school since the student's death, he said.

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