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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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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an infection of glands at the back of the throat. It can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Learn more about tonsillitis.

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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung. Most infections are due either to bacteria or viruses.

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Viral haemorrhagic fevers

Trusted information from leading Australian health organisations about viral haemorrhagic fevers, including links to content on Ebola virus disease.

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Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral infection that is most common in children between 5 and 15 years of age. These days it’s rarely seen because of effective immunisation.

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Murray Valley encephalitis

Murray Valley encephalitis is a rare illness caused by a virus, and a person can become infected if bitten by a mosquito that is carrying the virus.

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Pneumonia symptoms

The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, fevers, sweating and shivering, difficulty breathing, feeling generally tired and unwell, loss of appetite.

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Eye infections

Read more about eye infections, it's causes, prevention and treatments.

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Chest infection

Chest infections are common in people of all ages and may occur with a cold or the flu. Learn more about chest infection causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Coughs, colds and ear infections in children

Trusted information on childhood ailments including coughs, colds, ear infections, sore throat and glue ear.

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