Notification of illness and disease
‘Notifiable’ diseases are ones where government health authorities must be notified about occurrences. Learn why this is important and about the information.
Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrhoeal disease caused by microscopic parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that occurs to some humans and animals in humid conditions. The condition is treatable, but there are simple steps you can take to avoid getting leptospirosis.
Information about meningococcal infections from leading Australian health organisations.
Whooping cough treatments
Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways. Learn more about treatment options available.
Whooping cough causes and diagnosis
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection passed on through close personal contact, sneezing and coughing. Find out more about its diagnosis.
Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.
Diphtheria is a rare infectious bacterial disease that usually affects the nose and throat. Learn more about its vaccination, symptoms and how it spreads.
Mumps is a contagious viral infection, most common in children between 5 and 15 years. These days it’s rare thanks to effective immunisation.
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.