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Tetanus

Tetanus is an infection that can be fatal. Because of immunisation, few people now get tetanus in Australia. Find out more about tetanus on our trusted partner pages.

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Wound, cut and graze treatments

Information about wound care, plus self-care advice for cuts and grazes and when to speak to a doctor for further medical attention

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Dog, cat and bat bites

Dog and cat bites are the most common types of animal bite. Here’s what to do if you get bitten, with information about when to get medical help.

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Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?

What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination?

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What causes wounds, cuts and grazes?

Information about common causes of wounds, cuts and grazes, including signs and symptoms to look out for.

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Wounds, cuts and grazes

Wounds can be caused by an injury, an infection, or by chronic illnesses. Here’s how to look after wounds, cuts and grazes and when to get help.

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Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a rare infectious bacterial disease that usually affects the nose and throat. Learn more about its vaccination, symptoms and how it spreads.

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Facial injury treatments

If you have a facial injury, you can easily treat a minor wound or cut. However, a larger or deep wound or cut will need medical attention.

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.

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Obesity at conception linked to pregnancy complications

Women should lose weight before getting pregnant if they're obese or overweight, experts say, as excess weight at conception is linked to pregnancy complications.

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