Encephalitis is a serious brain condition usually caused by a virus. If you or your child may be affected, seek medical attention immediately.
Japanese encephalitis is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus. Find out how to prevent infection, symptoms to watch out for and when to seek medical help.
Murray Valley encephalitis
Murray Valley encephalitis is a rare illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus - read more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complicated condition characterised by ongoing, unexplained tiredness. Learn more here.
An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. Learn more about this diagnostic test from a trusted source.
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease, spread from person to person via droplets in the air. Learn about the symptoms and why vaccination is essential.
How do I know if I'm immune to measles?
Cases of measles have risen by 30% globally, and in places where it was eradicated — including Australia. Now's the time to check your immunity to measles or get vaccinated.
Parechovirus is a virus that usually has very mild symptoms, or none at all. Sometimes it can cause serious illness in babies and young children. Good hygiene can help stop it spreading.
In a coma, a person is alive but totally unresponsive to the world around them. Someone in a coma will need intensive care in hospital. Find out more here.
Disorientation is what you experience when you are confused about the time, where you are or even who you are. It is often a symptom of dementia.