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Infectious diseases

There are many different kinds of infectious diseases. Find out about conditions such as shingles, chlamydia, measles, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and more here.

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School exclusion for health reasons

Kids with certain infectious diseases must stay away from school or childcare. Find out how exclusions work and when your child can return to school.

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Glandular fever prevention

Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Find out more about how to prevent glandular fever.

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Glandular fever

Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Learn how glandular fever can be spread.

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Q fever

Anyone who works with animals such as farmers and vets is at more risk of getting Q fever. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

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Malaria

Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, which causes an infection of the red blood cells. Find out more here.

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Vaccine preventable diseases

Vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) are diseases such as measles or mumps that can be prevented by an immunisation programme.

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Notification of illness and disease

‘Notifiable’ diseases are ones where government health authorities must be notified about occurrences. Learn why this is important and about the information.

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Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrhoeal disease caused by microscopic parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium.

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Immunisation and vaccinations

Immunisation and vaccinations are simple and effective preventative measures to help protect children and adults against harmful infections and diseases before they come into contact with them in the community.

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