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  1. Murray Valley encephalitis

    26 Nov 2020

    The only protection from Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) is to avoid mosquito bites...

  2. Barmah Forest virus disease

    25 Nov 2020

    Barmah Forest virus (BFV) disease can cause joint inflammation and pain, fatigue and a rash of variable appearance. A full recovery can be expected. Most people recover completely within six months...

  3. Retinal detachment

    25 Nov 2020

    If a detached retina is not treated, it can lead to total blindness...

  4. West Nile virus

    25 Nov 2020

    All disease-carrying mosquitoes breed in water or require water to enable eggs to hatch...

  5. Ross River virus disease

    25 Nov 2020

    Most people recover from Ross River virus disease, although some people have symptoms for a year or more...

  6. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV prevention

    19 Nov 2020

    PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is a course of antiviral medication you can take to prevent HIV infection if you have potentially been exposed to the virus...

  7. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention

    19 Nov 2020

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an oral medication that prevents HIV in people at risk of infection with the virus...

  8. HIV

    19 Nov 2020

    In Australia, HIV is most commonly spread when having sex without a condom and when sharing needles and other injecting equipment...

  9. HIV and women – having children

    19 Nov 2020

    Women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or women whose partner is HIV-positive, may wish to have children but feel concerned about the risk of transmission of the virus to themselves (if...

  10. Deep vein thrombosis

    17 Nov 2020

    Long international flights are suspected of contributing to deep vein thrombosis in susceptible people...