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Viral haemorrhagic fevers
Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a group of rare but potentially life-threatening illnesses that are caused by different viruses.
Ebola is a rare and often fatal illness. Learn about the Ebola virus, who’s at risk, symptoms and treatment options.
Smallpox was a highly infectious disease, now eradicated worldwide through successful vaccination. The last case in Australia was in 1938. Learn more here.
Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It's related to the virus that causes smallpox and while symptoms are usually mild, it can be serious.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is common however, most people have no symptoms. Learn more about it's causes, symptoms and how you can prevent infection.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder that causes dementia symptoms. Find trusted partner pages about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Learn about the Zika virus, and why it's advisable for pregnant women to avoid travelling to countries with outbreaks.
Links to information about herpesvirus infections.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
If skin is punctured by a sharp medical tool like a scalpel or needle on a syringe, it is called a ‘needlestick injury’. Here's information about needlestick injuries from healthdirect and their partners.