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Bacterial infections

Trusted information about bacterial infections from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on gonorrhoea and leprosy.

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Differences between bacterial and viral infection

Bacterial and viral infections must be treated differently. Misusing antibiotics to treat viral infections leads to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Staph skin infection

Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.

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Breast diseases

Trusted information about breast diseases including what it is, causes and diagnosis.

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What causes gastritis?

Gastritis can be caused by a number of things, such as certain anti-inflammatory drugs, bacterial infections and over-use of alcohol. Learn more from trusted sources.

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Vaginal irritation and infection

Trusted information about vaginal irritation and infection, treatment and prevention can be found on this page.

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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection which usually affects primary school-aged children. Learn more about its cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention options.

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Whooping cough causes and diagnosis

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection passed on through close personal contact, sneezing and coughing. Find out more about its diagnosis.

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Leptospirosis

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.

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Neutropenia

Neutropenia is a condition in which there aren’t enough neutrophils which can lead to an increased risk of bacterial infections. Learn more about neutropenia.

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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung. Most infections are due either to bacteria or viruses.

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