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Meningitis

Meningitis can be a life-threatening illness so urgent medical treatment is needed. Learn more about this serious condition, including common symptoms and treatments.

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Meningitis symptoms

Trusted information on meningitis symptoms.

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Meningitis treatments

Trusted information about meningitis treatments.

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What causes meningitis?

Trusted information on what causes meningitis.

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Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children

If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.

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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), also called amoebic meningitis, is a rare, but serious disease that leads to inflammation of the brain.

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Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by Meningococcus bacteria. It can develop quickly, and it can be fatal. Learn about the bacteria and how it’s spread, common symptoms and when to seek medical attention.

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Meningococcal infections

Trusted information about meningococcal infections from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on meningococcal vaccines.

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What causes epilepsy?

Epilepsy can be caused by anything that can damage the brain such as a head injury. Learn more about the different common causes for epilepsy.

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Streptococcal disease

Streptococcal disease is an infection which typically causes minor problems that are treated with antibiotics. Find links to trusted information about the disease here.

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Jacqui and Eleanor's story

Jacqui noticed her daughters skin was green and blotchy, so she called healthdirect helpline. Read about her story and how she got help.

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