Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Differences between bacterial and viral infection
Bacterial and viral infections must be treated differently. Misusing antibiotics to treat viral infections leads to the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a virus that infects T-cells, white blood cells that form part of the immune system. Learn more here.
Viral haemorrhagic fevers
Trusted information from leading Australian health organisations about viral haemorrhagic fevers, including links to content on Ebola virus disease.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is common however, most people have no symptoms. Learn more about it's causes, symptoms and how you can prevent infection.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder that causes dementia symptoms. Find trusted partner pages about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Learn about the Zika virus, and why it's advisable for pregnant women to avoid travelling to countries with outbreaks.
Links to trusted information about herpesvirus infections.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Trusted information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
Glandular fever prevention
Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Find out more about how to prevent glandular fever.
What causes chickenpox?
Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s information on causes of chickenpox.