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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

This page provides information regarding 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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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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Zika virus infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Zika virus infection - is a virus spread by mosquito bites with most infected people not displaying any symptoms

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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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Rubella (German measles) infection information | myVMC

Rubella is a vaccine-preventable, contagious viral infection. It is usually mild, but infection during pregnancy can kill or damage the foetus.

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Zika virus

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Microcephaly is a rare condition associated with mild to severe developmental delays and disability. Read how it can affect pregnancy and its link to zika virus

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