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Viral haemorrhagic fevers
Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a group of rare but potentially life-threatening illnesses that are caused by different viruses.
Ebola is a rare and often fatal illness. Learn about the Ebola virus, who’s at risk, symptoms and treatment options.
Smallpox was a highly infectious disease, now eradicated worldwide through successful vaccination. The last case in Australia was in 1938. Learn more here.
Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It's related to the virus that causes smallpox and while symptoms are usually mild, it can be serious.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is common but, most people have no symptoms. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and how you can reduce your risk of infection.
Learn about the Zika virus, and why it's advisable for pregnant women to avoid travelling to countries with outbreaks.
Barmah Forest virus
Barmah Forest virus is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes and found only in Australia. Read more about symptoms and treatment.
Links to information about herpesvirus infections.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
Water safety isn't just swimming between the flags
When you think of water safety, you might think of young children. But adults with pre-existing medical conditions and those 'under the influence' are also at risk.