Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.
Learn all about lung conditions and diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough and more.
Tetanus is an infection that can be fatal. Because of vaccination, few people now get tetanus infection in Australia. Learn more about tetanus here.
Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?
What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination? Find out how vaccines work and the difference between primary and booster doses.
Bronchiectasis damages the airways in the lungs, causing them to permanently widen. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to prevent further damage.
Your respiratory system brings oxygen into your body and helps to remove carbon dioxide. Learn more about how it functions, how to keep it healthy, and related conditions.
Most coughs are caused by viruses which inflame the throat, windpipe or lungs. Here are some tips to relieve a chesty, dry or persistent cough.
Vaccinations and pregnancy
Vaccination is especially important before and during pregnancy. Read on to learn why, as well as information on side effects and costs.
School exclusion periods
If your child has an infectious illness, you may need to keep them home to stop it spreading at daycare or school. Learn about school exclusion periods here.
What is the difference between bacterial and viral infections?
Bacterial and viral infections must be treated differently. Misusing antibiotics to treat viral infections leads to the problem of antibiotic resistance.