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    Measles

    Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.

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    Gastroenteritis - salmonellosis

    Salmonellosis is a form of gastroenteritis caused by the germ Salmonella. Salmonellosis can affect anyone, however most cases occur in children and young adults.

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    Sexual abuse

    Sexual abuse (also referred to as sexual assault) can be experienced by anyone. If you have experienced sexual abuse you can call the Sexual Assault Crisis Line.

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    Flu

    The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes.

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    Talking through problems

    It can be hard to talk to people about how you feel. If you think you don't know anyone who will listen, you can call a confidential counselling service.

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    Cyberbullying

    When someone uses instant messaging or chat, text messages, email, social networking sites or forums to hurt or embarrass someone else or to make them afraid, that’s cyberbullying.

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    Vitamin and mineral supplements

    It is commonly believed that taking mega-doses of certain vitamins will act like medicine to cure or prevent certain ailments. Taking higher than recommended doses of some vitamins may cause problems as they can be toxic.

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    Child Protection Service

    The responsibility for making sure that children are safe is shared by the family, the general community, community agencies, and professionals working with children, police and government. Early identification and effective intervention can reduce the initial and long-term effects of child abuse, and promote recovery.

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    Accessing a palliative care service

    If you have been diagnosed with a serious or chronic life-limiting illness, you may want to talk to your doctor or other health professional about how palliative care services may assist you.

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    Victoria State Emergency Service

    The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) manages the emergency response to storms, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes in Victoria. The SES also helps with road rescues, search and rescue and with major bushfire events.

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