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Parasitic diseases

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Parasites - NT.GOV.AU

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

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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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Poliomyelitis (polio)

Poliomyelitis (or polio) is an infection caused by polioviruses. Most infections cause mild disease, however, the virus can affect the cells of the central nervous system causing paralysis.

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Dengue

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.

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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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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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Bats and human health

Bats and flying foxes may carry bacteria and viruses which can be harmful to humans but the risk of infection is low.

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A (also known as infectious hepatitis) is an acute infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus.

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Mumps

Mumps is an infection of the salivary glands caused by the mumps virus.

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Measles

Measles is an acute, highly infectious illness caused by the measles virus. Measles can cause serious complications such as pneumonia (lung infection) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). It may also cause middle ear infection.

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