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  1. Flu (influenza)

    18 Sep 2017

    Influenza (the flu) is caused by a virus. The flu is more than just a bad cold and can occasionally lead to serious complications, including death. Specific antiviral medication is available. It is...

  2. Slapped cheek disease

    15 Sep 2017

    Children with slapped cheek do not need to be kept home from school or day care, as cases are only contagious before the onset of the rash...

  3. Prescription medicines

    24 Aug 2017 Prescription medicines

    Make sure you understand why your doctor or other prescriber is prescribing a medicine for you...

  4. Medicines - safety issues

    24 Aug 2017

    Make sure your doctor knows about every medicine you take, including vitamins...

  5. Chlamydia

    18 Aug 2017

    Chlamydia is often called the 'silent infection' because most people do not realise they have it...

  6. West Nile virus

    21 Jul 2017

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

  7. Viral encephalitis

    21 Jul 2017

    Viral encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by a virus and can cause permanent brain damage...

  8. Streptococcal infection - group B

    21 Jul 2017

    Group B streptococcal bacteria can cause a wide range of illnesses in susceptible people including newborns, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes or cancer. Out...

  9. Streptococcal infection - group A

    21 Jul 2017

    Streptococcal infection ? group A can cause sore throats (pharyngitis), scarlet fever or impetigo (school sores)...

  10. Cold sores

    20 Jul 2017

    Cold sores are blisters around the mouth and nose, caused by the herpes simplex virus...