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Differences between bacterial and viral infection

Bacterial and viral infections must be treated differently. Misusing antibiotics to treat viral infections leads to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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HIV infection and AIDS symptoms

HIV has a range of symptoms that can be difficult to tell apart from other viral infections. Learn more about the symptoms you should watch out for.

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Sore throat (pharyngitis)

A sore throat is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection and is common with a cold or flu. Learn more about the self-care of sore throats.

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Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral infection, most common in children between 5 and 15 years. These days it’s rare thanks to effective immunisation.

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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.

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Polio (poliomyelitis)

Polio is a highly contagious viral infection. It can cause paralysis and death, so immunisation is important to prevent polio. Learn here about symptoms, how polio is spread and treatment options.

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Chest infection

Common in people of all ages, chest infections can occur alongside a cold or flu. Discover more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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HTLV-1 infection

Human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a virus that infects T-cells, white blood cells that form part of the immune system. Learn more here.

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Wart treatments

Warts are small, harmless lumps of skin caused by the human papilloma virus. Learn here about treatments and how to avoid spreading warts.

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Strep throat

Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by bacteria called Streptococci. Learn more about what it is, and it's symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is common however, most people have no symptoms. Learn more about it's causes, symptoms and how you can prevent infection.

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