Story: Epidemics

Touch and go

In 2004 baby Charlotte Cleverly-Bisman contracted meningococcal disease. She survived, but the disease caused her limbs to die and they had to be amputated. Her father Perry Bisman explains what she had to endure.

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Geoff Rice, 'Epidemics - New epidemics and new vaccines, 1970s to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/27800/touch-and-go (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Geoff Rice, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 May 2018