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  1. Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)

    13 Mar 2019

    Once a person with leprosy begins treatment they quickly become non-infectious...

  2. Flu (influenza)

    Flu (influenza)

    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...

  3. Measles

    Measles can cause serious and sometimes fatal complications, including pneumonia and brain inflammation...

  4. Coughing and wheezing in children

    11 Feb 2019

    Coughing and wheezing in babies can be distressing for you and your baby, but in most cases symptoms can be relieved at home...

  5. Whooping cough

    10 Feb 2019

    The major symptom of whooping cough is a severe cough, which is often followed by a 'whooping' sound...

  6. Meningococcal disease

    30 Jan 2019

    Do not leave young adults alone if they suddenly develop a fever because they may become seriously ill very quickly...

  7. Hepatitis A

    17 Dec 2018

    Immunisation is the best protection against hepatitis A infection and it is recommended for people in high-risk groups...

  8. Hepatitis B

    17 Dec 2018

    Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and can lead to serious illness or death...

  9. Hepatitis C

    17 Dec 2018

    In Australia, hepatitis C is most often spread through the sharing of unsterile drug injecting equipment. New all oral combination treatment has greatly improved health outcomes for people with...

  10. Staphylococcus aureus - golden staph

    12 Dec 2018

    Hospital patients are more likely to be infected by golden staph because of surgical or other wounds...