Politicians in spat over meningococcal disease

The federal health minister has accused his WA counterpart of playing politics

As the WA and federal governments argue over funding arrangements for meningococcal vaccination programs, another young person has been diagnosed with the deadly W strain.

The Department of Health says it is the fourth case of meningococcal disease in the state in a month, including another serogroup W case and two serogroup B infections.