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  1. Mushroom poisoning

    18 Apr 2019

    Contrary to popular belief, there is no home test that can distinguish between edible and poisonous varieties of wild fungi or mushrooms...

  2. Flu (influenza) – immunisation

    11 Apr 2019

    Influenza immunisation is recommended for people in known high risk groups...

  3. Poisoning and child safety

    21 Mar 2019

    Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 immediately if you suspect your child has been poisoned or given the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of medicine...

  4. Motion sickness

    13 Mar 2019

    Motion sickness may occur in anyone, but some people are particularly sensitive...

  5. Travel and holiday planning

    22 Jan 2019

    Simple planning can reduce your risk of illness or injury when travelling...

  6. Water safety for children

    15 Jan 2019

    Toddlers are most at risk of drowning because they are mobile and curious but don't understand the danger of water...

  7. Hot weather and child safety

    Hot weather and child safety

    Babies and children can quickly lose body fluids in hot weather, which can lead to dehydration...

  8. Overseas travel – health tips

    13 Dec 2018 Overseas travel – health tips

    The most common travel-related illnesses are gastrointestinal diseases from poorly prepared foods or untreated water...

  9. Food safety while travelling

    12 Dec 2018

    Travelling, eating and drinking go together but unfortunately, traveller's diarrhoea and other food-related illnesses can sometimes come along for the ride...

  10. Who provides immunisations in Victoria

    11 Dec 2018

    Immunisations in Victoria are provided by local councils, GPs and specially qualified nurses in medical clinics and community health services, some Maternal and Child Health nurses, travel clinics and...