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Pneumococcal disease

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Pneumococcal Disease - Immunisation Coalition

The bacteria that causes Pneumococcal disease lives in the throats of healthy people and can cause serious illness such as pneumonia, otitis media and meningitis.

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Pneumococcal disease, immunisation and your family | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease refers to a number of different types of infection due to the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called Pneumococcus)

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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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Pneumococcal disease – invasive | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Find out how we define and monitor cases of pneumococcal disease, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.

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Mycoplasma - Pathology Tests Explained

Mycoplasma testing is primarily used to help determine if Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the cause of a respiratory tract infection. It may also be used to help diagnose a mycoplasma systemic infection.

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Vaccinations for older people - MyDr.com.au

Older people should be vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles - 3 common but potentially dangerous diseases. Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough boosters are also recommended.

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Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency - MyDr.com.au

Alpha1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency is an inherited disorder that may lead to lung and/or liver disease. Find out about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of A1AT.

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Immunisation and vaccination - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Immunisation is a safe and effective way to protect against harmful communicable diseases and, at the population level, prevent the spread of these diseases among the community. Several vaccine...

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Immunisation Facts - Immunisation Coalition

The simple immunisation fact is that vaccines will keep you healthy. When you skip vaccines you leave yourself and others vulnerable to infectious diseases.

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Infectious diseases: when can my child go back to school or child care? - MyDr.com.au

Children with certain infections need to stay away from school or child care to recover and to help stop the spread of infection. Use this guide to work out how long your child should stay away.

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