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Symptom checker

Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Viral haemorrhagic fevers

Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a group of rare but potentially life-threatening illnesses that are caused by different viruses.

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Ebola virus

Ebola virus disease is a rare but often fatal illness. Find out more about Ebola transmission (spread), symptoms and treatment options.

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Monkeypox

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.

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is common but, most people have no symptoms. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and how you can reduce your risk of infection.

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Zika virus

Learn about the Zika virus, and why it's advisable for pregnant women to avoid travelling to countries with outbreaks.

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Barmah Forest virus infection

Barmah Forest virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, and is found only in Australia. Read on about the disease it casues, it’s treatment and prevention.

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Herpesvirus infections

Several herpesviruses can infect people and these infections are common. Learn more about herpesvirus infections, including the different types, causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Needlestick injuries

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.

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Skin conditions

There are many different kinds of rashes and skin conditions. Some are quick and easy to treat, while others are chronic or more difficult to get rid of. Find out more here.

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Nervous system diseases

Find out more about specific nervous system diseases, including signs and symptoms of particular conditions, how they are diagnosed and where to go for support.

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