Bacterial infections can affect many parts of your body. Find out about bacterial infections, how they are treated and how to stop them spreading.
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.
Cefalexin is used to treat bacterial infections. Read how cefalexin works; what the risks are and other treatment options available.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that occurs to some humans and animals in humid conditions. The condition is treatable, but there are simple steps you can take to avoid getting leptospirosis.
Abscesses are painful collections of pus that build up and get ‘walled off’ by your body under the skin or in other areas. Learn how to treat abscesses.
Campylobacter infection causes gastroenteritis, but most people recover in 1-2 weeks with rest and fluids. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.
Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is an infection of the skin and nerves. It is rare in Australia and can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics.
Antibiotics revolutionised medicine in the 1940s because they treated infections caused by bacteria. Learn how antibiotics work and how to take them.
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Read about symptoms, causes and treatment of osteomyelitis, and how you can prevent permanent bone damage.
Anthrax is very rare in Australia. It is a serious infectious disease you can catch if in contact with infected animals or animal products.