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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Important information for health professionals and the general public on MERS.

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Department of Health | Zika Virus

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Fact Sheet for consumers/patients

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus - Fact Sheet for consumers/patients.

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Respiratory syncytial virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) most often affects young children and can cause bronchiolitis. Symptoms are usually mild but in some babies it can be very serious, requiring hospital treatment. There is no vaccine for RSV.

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RSV - Lab Tests Online AU

To determine whether an infant, an elderly person, or animmunocompromisedperson has respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Also, to help determine whether or not RSV season has started and to track its progess in the community

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Severe acute respiratory syndrome which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

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Norovirus is a type of virus that causes gastroenteritis, with vomiting and diarrhoea.

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Zika virus - Better Health Channel

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus. There is no cure, specific treatment or vaccine for Zika virus.

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Pregnant women warned about Zika virus

Pregnant women are being advised not to travel to certain countries after reports of an outbreak of the Zika virus.

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Zika virus

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