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Do face masks protect you from bushfire smoke?

Face masks won’t necessarily protect you from the poor air quality being caused by Australian bushfire smoke. Here's why, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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How masks can help prevent COVID-19

Frequently asked questions and answers about how masks can help prevent a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, including how masks work, what types to use and how to wear them.

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Bushfire health and safety

Bushfires have become a part of Australian life. Learn how to protect your health, prepare for a natural disaster, know which health conditions put you at greater risk, and how to cope emotionally.

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How to avoid COVID-19

There are many ways to reduce your risk of COVID-19, including physical distancing, wearing a mask, hand washing and getting vaccinated.

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Hospital and intensive care for COVID-19

If you have COVID-19 and must be admitted to hospital, here’s what to expect and how you might be treated.

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General anaesthetic (child)

A general anaesthetic is usually a safe and effective way for your child to have an operation or procedure. Most children do not have any problems.

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What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) or a new influenza virus. Here's what you need to know, including how epidemics are different.

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Symptoms of COVID-19 and when to seek medical advice

Learn to recognise mild, moderate and severe symptoms of COVID-19, and when to seek medical advice from your GP or another healthcare professional.

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How to use an asthma inhaler

Use your asthma inhaler correctly to get the full benefit of the medicine. This page contains tips and videos to help you take your asthma medicine properly.

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Silicosis

Silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhaling unsafe levels of silica dust, usually over a period of many years. Find out how to minimise the risk.

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