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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is a serious brain condition usually caused by a virus. If you think or your child may have encephalitis, seek medical attention straight away.

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Murray Valley encephalitis

Murray Valley encephalitis is a rare illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus - read more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated condition characterised by ongoing, unexplained tiredness. Learn about suggested treatments.

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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

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.

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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.

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Lyme disease

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted in a tick bite however, the types of tick that carry the bacteria have not been found in Australia.

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Parechovirus

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.

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What does measles rash look like?

There have been several confirmed cases of measles acquired by people returning from overseas. Here's what you need to know about potentially deadly measles.

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Coma

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.

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Disorientation

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.

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