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Parasitic diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Parasites - NT.GOV.AU

Scabies, strongyloidiasis, naegleria fowleri, malaria, head lice, parasites in the Northern Territory.

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Dengue

Dengue Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Viral Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Dengue fever is a viral disease spread only by certain mosquitoes mostly Aedes aegypti or "dengue mosquitoes", which are common in tropical areas around the world

Read more on Queensland Health website

Zika virus

Zika virus Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Viral Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Please see the Commonwealth Department of Health's fact sheet on Zika

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Barmah Forest Virus

Barmah Forest Virus Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Viral Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Barmah Forest virus is the name given to a virus that is carried by mosquitoes

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Malaria overview - myDr.com.au

Malaria is a serious mosquito-borne disease that is caused by a parasitic infection of the red blood cells.

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Cryptosporidiosis fact sheet - Fact sheets

Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by swallowing the Cryptosporidium parasite. It mainly causes diarrhoea and stomach cramps.

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Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Parasites Send by email View as PDF Send by post Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a rare and severe disease caused by a single-celled amoeba called Naegleria fowleri

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is cutaneous leishmaniasis? Cutaneous (meaning skin) leishmaniasis is a chronic infection caused by a microscopic parasite, Leishmania

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

Cryptosporidium infection (cryptosporidiosis or 'crypto') is an infection of the bowel caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium which can result in gastroenteritis (also known as 'gastro').

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Toxoplasmosis in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite. For most children and adults, its a mild illness. See your GP if you think your child might have toxoplasmosis.

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