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Cold and flu during pregnancy
When you are pregnant you need to be careful how you treat cold or flu as it can effect your unborn baby.
5 convenient truths about the flu and the flu vaccine
You can't go on social media or walk into a workplace tea room without hearing flu myths and misconceptions. Here are 5 things that are true about the flu and the flu vaccine.
Influenza A (flu)
Influenza A is a highly contagious respiratory illness. It’s not usually dangerous if you are healthy, but can cause serious problems if you’re not. Find out more about what influenza A is, what the symptoms are and how to treat it.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Trusted information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
Colds and flu statistics
Trusted facts and figures about colds and flu (influenza), including statistics on different types of flu, risk levels, outbreaks and pandemics.
Colds and flu – an overview
Colds and flu (influenza) are different illnesses caused by different viruses. Learn about difference between colds and flu and read our advice on how to best prevent.
Colds and flu prevention
Good hygiene is one of the most important ways to help prevent colds and flu (influenza). Find out how to prevent colds and flu.
When to get the flu shot in Australia in 2019
Confirmed cases of influenza in Australia have been unusually high recently, so it's a good time to consider getting the flu vaccine - which offers 3 to 4 months' protection.
What causes colds and flu?
Colds and flu (influenza) are very contagious viral infections and you can catch a cold or flu at any time of the year, not just in winter. Learn about causes cold and flu symptoms.
Colds and flu treatments
If you have a cold or flu (influenza) there are a number of ways you can treat your symptoms, although most people will usually get better within 7-10 days without any treatment.
Flu vaccine FAQs
Got a question about the flu vaccine? Learn more about when to get vaccinated and who should get it.