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AIHW – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent statutory agency. They produce authoritative and accessible information and statistics to support better decisions about policy and service delivery, leading to better health and wellbeing for all Australians.

The AIHW is focused on turning data into useful information and telling the broader story. They have over 400 health & welfare experts working to produce a full range of data services, from data development through to analyses and data linkage.

The AIHW holds valuable data on a wide range of health and welfare topics, including expenditure, hospitals, disease, injury, mental health, ageing, homelessness, housing, disability, child protection and the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The AIHW is committed to providing statistical information that governments and the community can use to promote discussion and inform decisions on health, housing and community services.

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Rubella in Australia

Rubella (also known German measles) is a viral disease. For most people, a rubella infection causes mild illness of fever, rash and swollen lymph glands.

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Meningococcal disease in Australia | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Meningococcal disease is a rare bacterial disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis.

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Influenza in Australia

Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that causes seasonal epidemics in Australia.

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Pneumococcal disease in Australia

Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria (also known as pneumococcus). These bacteria are commonly found in the nose and throat of some people, most of whom remain healthy.

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Chickenpox in Australia | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chickenpox (varicella) is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

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Vaccine preventable disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are often affected by vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) at a higher rate than non-Indigenous Australians.

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Human Papillomavirus in Australia

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmissible virus that affects both men and women.

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Vaccine preventable disease in Australia

Worldwide, vaccination is a very successful and cost-effective population health intervention.

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Hib disease in Australia

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is caused by bacteria commonly found in the nose and throat of some people, most of whom remain healthy.

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Rotavirus in Australia

Rotavirus is a common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children, but may affect people of any age.

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