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Queensland Health

Queensland Health is an organisation committed to providing services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for all Queenslanders.

Through a network of 17 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs

Helplines for practical health advice and assistance:

  • Call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Check the website for more details
  • Seniors Enquiry Line: phone 1300 135 500 (For interstate callers please call 07 3867 2500). For the cost of a local call, Seniors Enquiry Line gives Queensland seniors, their family, friends, grandparents and carers access to information on topics of interest to seniors.

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Last reviewed: October 2014

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Potassium in vegetables

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Ross River Virus

Ross River Virus Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Viral Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Ross River virus (sometimes called epidemic polyarthritis) is a disease caused by a virus which is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Bacterial Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Leptospirosis is a disease that is caused by a number of different bacteria called Leptospira

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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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Australian Bat Lyssavirus

Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) is a virus that can be transmitted from bats to humans, causing serious illness.

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Balanitis

Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis. Balanitis is not sexually transmitted. It results from an overgrowth of organisms which are normally present on the skin of the glans.

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis.

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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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What I want people to know about skeletal dysplasia (dwarfism) | CHQ

Diagnosis of skeletal dysplasia varies according to the condition, from occurring in utero as early as 20 weeks to taking months after birth to work out just what it is about a baby that’s different.

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Neurofibromatosis

The term neurofibromatosis is used in a general way to describe two completely separate genetic conditions, caused by different faulty genes.

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