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Salmonella

Salmonella is a gastrointestinal illness with fever, diarrhoea and vomiting as its main symptoms. Learn more about the causes of salmonella as well as its symptoms and treatments.

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Typhoid and paratyphoid

Typhoid and paratyphoid fever are similar diseases that are common in developing nations. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment for typhoid.

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Diarrhoea symptoms

Diarrhoea can range in severity. Find out what the symptoms of diarrhoea are.

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Jacqui and Eleanor's story

When Jacqui noticed her daughter's skin was green and blotchy, she called the healthdirect helpline. Read her story and about how she got help.

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Food poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, viruses or toxins in the food we eat. Learn how to recognise it, and people at greater risk of serious complications.

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Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about the symptoms and how to treat them.

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What causes diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea usually occurs when fluid cannot be absorbed from your bowel contents, or when extra fluid is secreted into the bowel. Find out what causes diarrhoea.

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Infections of the bowel

An infection of the bowel can affect anyone at any time. Learn about the symptoms of a bowel infection and how you can treat it and prevent it.

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Barbecuing food safely

Food poisoning cases increase during the barbecue season, so remember these simple steps to help keep your food safe on the ‘barbie’.

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