Transverse myelitis is an uncommon inflammatory disease of the spinal cord. It can cause neurological (nerve), bladder and bowel problems.
Links to articles about pneumococcal disease.
Murray Valley encephalitis
Murray Valley encephalitis is a rare illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus - read more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Encephalitis is a serious brain condition usually caused by a virus. If you or your child may be affected, seek medical attention immediately.
Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)
Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis is a rare, but serious disease. It leads to inflammation of the brain. Infection can happen from water-based activities.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder that causes dementia. Find out more about CJD, mad cow disease and variant CJD here.
Meningitis can be a life-threatening illness requiring urgent medical treatment. Learn more about meningitis, including the common symptoms.
Polio is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause paralysis and death. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how vaccines prevent polio.