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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

There are many types of influenza viruses that usually only infect birds; these are called avian influenza viruses. Some avian influenza viruses, such as H5N1 or H7N9, have been associated with human disease.

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Bird flu (avian influenza) - myDr.com.au

Avian influenza, or bird flu, is an infectious disease caused by a type of influenza virus. Find out about outbreaks, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Kunjin/West Nile virus infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention

Kunjin/West Nile virus infection is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is always present in tropical parts of Australia

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Psittacosis parrot fever | National Centre for Farmer Health

Psittacosis (sometimes called ornithosis or parrot disease or parrot fever) is an infection of the lung (pneumonia) caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila. Read more...

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Salmonella infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

An infection of the bowel caused by Salmonella bacteria which occurs in many domestic and wild animals and birds and can infect humans

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Parkinson's Plus | Parkinson's Australia

There are several other neurological conditions which resemble Parkinson’s which may be described as atypical Parkinsonism which are termed Parkinson’s Plus conditions.

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Do pets have an impact on our mental health? - The SANE Blog

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest levels of pet ownership in the world?Around 36% of households own a dog and 23% include a cat as part of the family. And then there are horses, guinea pigs, fish, birds . . .

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Emergency health management | Australian Government Department of Health

Health emergencies include disease outbreaks, natural disasters and mass casualty incidents. Find out what were doing to prevent, prepare for and respond to health emergencies.

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West Nile virus - Lab Tests Online AU

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Mosquitoes can carry diseases - Better Health Channel

You can reduce the risk of mosquito bites if you get rid of potential mosquito breeding sites around your home.

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