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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 virus disease is a rare but often fatal illness. Find out more about Ebola transmission (spread), symptoms and treatment options.
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.
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.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
Barmah Forest virus infection
Barmah Forest virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, and is found only in Australia. Read on about the disease it casues, it’s treatment and prevention.
Several herpesviruses can infect people and these infections are common. Learn more about herpesvirus infections, including the different types, causes, symptoms and treatment.
If skin is punctured by a sharp medical tool like a scalpel or needle on a syringe, it is called a ‘needlestick injury’. Here's information about needlestick injuries from healthdirect and their partners.