Ebola virus disease

What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious, contagious illness caused by infection with a strain


Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by toxigenic strains of the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria. Vaccination has eradicated it from Australia,

Travel vaccinations

If you are planning an overseas trip, you should always check whether there are any diseases you should be immunised

Caesarean section births may lead to poorer health outcomes

Rates of caesarean birth in Australia are high, on par with the rest of the world. One third of Australian

Pregnancy: holidays and travel

Just because you are pregnant, there is no reason why you should not travel, even by air, provided your general

Japanese encephalitis

What is Japanese encephalitis? Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease that is spread by a particular type of mosquito. Encephalitis

Dehydration and hot weather

The human body contains a high proportion of water, so when the temperature rises and the body tries to cool

Cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects of the upper lip and palate (roof of the mouth). About one

Dental conditions during pregnancy

Pregnancy can trigger a number of physical changes in oral health, including pregnancy gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and pregnancy

Yellow fever

What is yellow fever? Yellow fever is an illness of varying severity caused by an infection with a type of

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