An elderly Newcastle woman is fighting for life in hospital suffering meningococcal disease.
She's listed as critical in intensive care.
Anglican Care says the woman is a resident from its Jesmond Grove Aged Care Home.
Hunter New England Health has confirmed the risk of other cases from the facility is extremely low.
However health experts are reminding us to be aware of the symptoms of the diseases.
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