Sepsis (septicaemia, or blood poisoning)
Sepsis ('septicaemia' or ‘blood poisoning’) is a serious, potentially fatal condition. Find out here about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children
If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention quickly. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.
Invasive staph infections
Trusted information on invasive staph infections including the different types, prevention, when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.
Streptococcal disease is an infection which typically causes minor problems that are treated with antibiotics. Find links to trusted information about the disease here.
Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin and the tissues directly beneath it. It often affects the lower leg, but can occur on any part of the body.
Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.
Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by Meningococcus bacteria. It can develop quickly, and it can be fatal. Learn about the bacteria and how it’s spread, common symptoms and when to seek medical attention.
Free meningococcal vaccine to help protect Australian teenagers
More than 1 million teenagers will get a free meningococcal vaccine over the next 4 years, once it's added to the National Immunisation Schedule in April 2019.
What to expect in intensive care
The intensive care unit (ICU) provides 24-hour care from a highly-trained team of specialists. Learn more about what to expect from the intensive care unit.
Disorientation is what you experience when you are confused about the time, where you are or even who you are. It is often a symptom of dementia.