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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. Chlamydia

    18 Aug 2017

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

  4. West Nile virus

    21 Jul 2017

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

  5. Viral encephalitis

    21 Jul 2017

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

  6. 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...

  7. Streptococcal infection - group A

    21 Jul 2017

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

  8. Cold sores

    20 Jul 2017

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

  9. Barmah Forest virus disease

    18 Jul 2017

    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...

  10. Murray Valley encephalitis

    14 Jul 2017

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