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Colds and flu (influenza)
Trusted information on the common cold and flu (influenza) including their differences, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, plus current flu activity levels in Australia.
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 types
There are several types of colds and flu (influenza). The information and resources on this page cover the most common forms.
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.
What causes colds and flu?
Information on common causes of cold and flu, plus links to trusted resources.
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.
When should you be vaccinated against the flu?
When it comes to vaccinating against influenza, timing is everything, with some experts concerned that people are getting their flu shot too early.
Colds and flu treatments
There may be several treatments available for colds and flu (influenza). The information and resources on this page will help you understand what is involved.
Flu risk and trends in Australia
Information about current flu risk levels and trends, Australia-wide and by state or territory, plus tips and advice to help you prevent colds and flu.
Colds and flu prevention
Information about how to prevent colds and flu and stay healthy. Plus links to trusted resources.