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Symptom checker

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

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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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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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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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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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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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder that causes dementia symptoms. Find trusted partner pages about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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Herpesvirus infections

Links to trusted information about herpesvirus infections.

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Avian influenza (bird flu)

Trusted information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.

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Causes of cervical cancer

Find out the common causes of cervical cancer from the information and resources on this page.

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Cold or flu? (infographic)

Explore this infographic to compare colds and flu symptoms, debunk the most common myths and learn more about the flu vaccine.

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