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Measles is highly infectious and can lead to serious complications. Learn more about vaccination, and the symptoms and treatment for measles.
Measles treatments and prevention
Measles is best prevented by a vaccine given to children when they are young. Learn more about the vaccine and different treatment options available.
Would you know measles if you saw it?
There have been several confirmed cases of measles acquired by people returning from overseas - here's what you need to know about potentially deadly measles.
Measles symptoms and diagnosis
Measles begins like a bad cold and becomes worst over time. Learn more about the different symptoms of measles and how a doctor diagnoses it.
Chickenpox (varicella) is a vaccine preventable disease. Immunisation is normally effective in preventing chickenpox (varicella), and has also dramatically reduced its severity. Find out more about chickenpox prevention.
Rubella (German measles)
Trusted information on rubella (also known as German measles) including causes, symptoms, what to do, prevention, plus links to trusted resources.
There are many different kinds of infectious diseases. Find out about conditions such as shingles, chlamydia, measles, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and more here.
Treatment and prevention of rubella
There is no specific treatment for the rubella infection. Rubella is a vaccine preventable disease. Read more about treatment and prevention of rubella.
Symptoms of rubella
The symptoms of rubella take 2-3 weeks to develop after someone is infected with the virus. Read more about the symptoms of rubella in this article.
Diagnosis of rubella
Your doctor may suspect you have rubella from your symptoms, as symptoms can mimic other viral symptoms, so a blood test will confirm a diagnosis. More here.
Encephalitis is a serious brain condition usually caused by a virus. Seek medical attention if you think you or your child may have encephalitis.