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Protozoan infections

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Babesiosis is a parasitic infection of red blood cells. It is usually spread by the bite of certain types of ticks. People with symptoms usually require treatment for several days. Avoid ticks to prevent infection.

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Toxoplasmosis | myVMC

Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by a protozoan (single-celled organism) called Toxoplasma gondii

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Giardiasis is an infection mainly of the small intestine caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia. Giardiasis has been reported in humans and in a variety of animals. To prevent infection wash hands thoroughly and don't drink untreated water.

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Giardiasis | Public Health

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Kidney Disease and Infection (nephropathies) | myVMC

Kidney disease is often caused by hepatitis or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It affects the glomeruli which filter waste from blood.

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Malaria precautions while pregnant or breast feeding -

Malaria infection in pregnant women may be more severe than in non-pregnant women. Find out what precautions need to be taken for travel.

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Human surveillance overview

This page contains and overview of arbovirus and malaria surveillance in the human population of Australia.

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Cryptosporidiosis | Public Health

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Trichomonas - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for Trichomonas

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O&P or OCP - Lab Tests Online AU

When you havediarrhoeathat lasts more than a few days and/or have blood or mucus in your loose stools, especially if you have drunk unpurified water or have travelled recently

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