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RNA virus infections

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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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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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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection | myVMC

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes mild cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children

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Norovirus

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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Norovirus

Norovirus infection is a viral infection resulting in vomiting and diarrhoea. The virus is easily spread from person to person. Thorough washing of hands with soap and running water helps to prevent its spread.

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