School exclusion periods
If your child has an infectious illness, you may need to keep them home to stop it spreading at day-care or school. Learn about school exclusion periods here.
Treatment and prevention of rubella
There is no specific treatment for the rubella infection. Rubella is a vaccine preventable disease. Read more about treatment and prevention of rubella.
Trusted information about meningococcal infections from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on meningococcal vaccines.
Symptoms of mumps usually develop 14 to 25 days after a person is infected. Find out more about common symptoms.
Mumps is a contagious viral infection, most common in children between 5 and 15 years. These days it’s rare thanks to effective immunisation.
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 treatments
Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways. Learn more about treatment options available.
Treatment for mumps is focused on relieving symptoms. Find out more about treatment options and self-care techniques, plus links to trusted resources.
Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.
Mumps is a vaccine preventable disease. Immunisation is normally effective in preventing mumps. Find out more about mumps prevention.