Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Chest infections are common in people of all ages and can easily be spread. Learn more here about the causes, symptoms and treatments for chest infections.
Pleurisy occurs when the lining of the lungs become inflamed, most often due to a recent respiratory tract infection. Read about causes and treatments.
Links to artciles about throat diseases.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
10 tips to fight the flu – infographic
Flu vaccine and good hygiene are some of the most important ways to help prevent colds and flu. Here's a handy list of tips to fight the flu.
Cold or flu? (infographic)
Can't tell if you've got the cold or the flu? This infographic helps you compare cold and flu symptoms, debunk the most common myths.
Fever in babies and children - infographic
When should a child with a fever see a doctor? How do I treat a fever at home? Answer these questions and more with this infographic about fever in children.
Flu trend report for health professionals
Staff at Healthdirect Australia collect influenza (flu) data based on calls to the healthdirect helpline. This page provides a detailed flu data report for health professionals.
Colds and flu in babies and children
Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice.
Sinusitis is when the hollow spaces in the bones of your face become inflamed. Sinusitis is a common symptom for colds and the flu and it can be difficult to tell the difference between them.