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Infections

71 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: Anthrax
Summary: The document explains what Anthrax is and how the bacterial disease can it be treated.

Title: Attention cleaners - your safety is important
Summary: Safety instructions for cleaners on how to deal with needles, sharps bins and what to do in cases of a needlestick injury or where blood splashed into the eyes or a cut.

Title: Avian influenza ('bird flu')
Summary: A new epidemic of severe influenza amongst flocks of poultry was identified in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in December 2003 and has subsequently spread to several other Asian countries including Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos and Indonesia. The virus is called influenza A H5N1. This influenza virus has since infected a small number of humans who have had contact with diseased birds or their faeces. Some of the people infected with this virus have died. Should this virus develop the ability to be transmitted easily between people (eg. by combining with a human influenza virus), it is possible that many more humans may be infected.

Title: Barmah Forest virus infection
Summary: Barmah Forest virus is a germ that can infect people through mosquito bites. Past infection with Barmah Forest virus may have a protective effect against future infection. Barmah Forest virus is related to Ross River virus.

Title: Beat the bite - mosquito poster
Summary: This translated document outlines measures to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.

Title: Boils and skin infections
Summary: Contents: What is a boil? What is Impetigo? How are Boils and Impetigo treated? How are Boils and Impetigo spread? How can you stop the spread of Boils and Impetigo?

Title: Campylobacteriosis
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission and prevention.

Title: Ciprofloxacin: an antibiotic for contacts of a person with meningococcal infection
Summary: Information about ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic for close contacts of a person with a meningococcal infection.

Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Auslan updates
Summary: This website provides regular Auslan video updates accompanied by a English text summary.

Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Simple steps to reduce the risk of coronavirus for yourself and others (poster)
Summary: The Australian Red Cross produced this poster of some simple steps to reduce the risk of infection with coronavirus (Covid-19).

Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) collection of resources about coronavirus from the Australian Department of Health
Summary: Australian Government, Department of Health provides a collection of resources about coronavirus (COVID-19) for the general public, health professionals and industry. The resources include fact sheets, campaign material, guidelines and other publications.

Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) get the facts poster
Summary: Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership produced a poster that lists website links and phone numbers to organisations and services that provide more information on the COVIC-19.

Title: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - all resources published by Victoria State Government, Department of Health and Human Services
Summary: COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes fact sheets and promotional materials on stage 3 restrictions, hand hygiene, emergency relief packages, looking after your mental health and more.

Title: Cosmetic Injectables - understanding the risks (Video with subtitles)
Summary: This video shows you the risks of cosmetic procedure

Title: COVID-19 and plans for settlement clients
Summary: Video with information who intend to settle in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title: COVID-19 Coronavirus resources collection by NSW Health
Summary: Various brochures, fact sheets, videos and posters on COVID-19 prevention and regulations in NSW. It also includes information for NSW residential care residents and families.

Title: COVID-19 resources from Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
Summary: Various fact sheets about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including information on close contact, FAQ, identifying symptoms, residential care services, early childhood centres, social distancing, financial support for individuals and households, financial support for businesses, JobKeeper payment, No evictions laws, travel restrictions, information for temporary visa holders.

Title: COVID-19 safety guidelines (video)
Summary: Video with information on hygiene and physical distancing to prevent infection of COVID-19.

Title: Cryptosporidiosis
Summary: A guide to cryptosporidiosis, an infection which causes diarrhoea. Includes information on causes, prevention and symptoms.

Title: Cutaneous leishmaniasis
Summary: Cutaneous (meaning 'skin') leishmaniasis is a chronic infection caused by a microscopic parasite, Leishmania. It causes ulcers or scabs which occur more frequently on exposed body parts such as the wrists, the ankles and lower legs, and the face

Title: Don't take the risk this season: Get the flu vaccine
Summary: Influenza can be a very serious disease. To protect yourself and others from influenza, you should get vaccinated every year.

Title: Easy Read coronavirus information from the NDIA
Summary: Easy Read information about the NDIA’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) including changes to service delivery, plans reviews and remote communities and large establishments visits . The number of face-to-face meetings with NDIS participants is being reduced in line with the Australian Government’s advice in the coronavirus (COVID-19) national health response plan. Participants, families and carers can request alternatives to face-to-face meetings, if participants are concerned about their exposure to respiratory illness.

Title: Everything you need to know about Coronavirus
Summary: This fact sheet is based on information from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. It explains what the virus is, the symptoms, how it spreads, social and physical distancing, how to reduce the risk of infection, what to do if you recently travelled overseas and what to do if you are feeling unwell.

Title: Facts about hand hygiene
Summary: Hand hygiene means cleaning your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Good hand hygiene is the most effective way to stop infections spreading. Many infections, such as the common cold and flu, are caused by spreading germs from person to person. Even when your hands look clean they can still be carrying germs. This is because they are so small that you just can’t see them. This is why when we touch other people or objects we can spread germs without even realising it.

Title: Gastroenteritis
Summary: Gastro is an illness which may cause some or all of the following symptoms: diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, fever and headache. Germs which cause gastro get into your body through your mouth and it usually takes several days for symptoms to appear. This time is known as the incubation period. Sometimes symptoms may occur within hours of the germs entering your body but it is usually longer. When people get gastro they often assume that the last meal they ate gave them food poisoning. This is usually not the case.

Title: Giardiasis
Summary: The document explains causes and prevention of giardiasis, an intestinal infection causing symptoms like diarrhoea, stomach cramps and nausea.

Title: Hand, foot and mouth disease
Summary: Symptoms and prevention of hand, foot and mouth disease, a usually mild illness that mainly affects children under 10.

Title: Hepatitis A by DHHS
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission, prevention, immunisation and treatment.

Title: Hepatitis B: inflammation of the liver
Summary: Hepatitis means 'inflammation of the liver'. Hepatitis B (also referred to as hep B) is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and is a viral infection that can lead to serious illness or death.

Title: How to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Summary: Information on how to reduce the risk of coronavirus COVID-19 transmission produced by Polaron.

Title: Hygiene and infection control
Summary: Information on immunisation, exclusion of sick children and hand washing.

Title: Legionnaires disease
Summary: A guide to Legionnaire's disease, including causes, prevention, symptoms and treatment.

Title: Leptospirosis
Summary: A guide to leptospirosis, a bacterial infection that can affect humans and animals, and which is more common in north eastern NSW and Queensland. People who have close contact with animals are more at risk from this disease. Information includes causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Listeria - the facts
Summary: Listeria infection or listeriosis, is an illness usually caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes. This factsheet provides advice for pregnant women, the elderly and anyone with suppressed immunity.

Title: Listeriosis
Summary: A guide to preventing listeria infection or listeriosis, a rare but serious foodborne disease.

Title: Mastitis
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on mastitis, the inflammation of the breast, which may lead to infection. It includes information on common causes, signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Measles - community fact sheet
Summary: Measles is a very infectious viral illness. People can get unwell with measles 7 to 18 days after contact with a person sick with measles.

Title: Measles - information for contacts
Summary: Information for 'contacts' of people with measles - meaning those who've shared the same air as someone with measles. Includes information about symptoms and treatment to prevent the disease.

Title: Measles (NSW Health)
Summary: Fact sheet about measles, including information about how the infection is spread,symptoms, treatment and immunisation.

Title: Measles is about (poster)
Summary: Health facility posters provide information about measles signs and symptoms and prompt the general public to inform health care workers to ensure measles cases are quickly identified.

Title: Meningitis
Summary: The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a lining called the meninges. Infection or inflammation of the meninges is called meningitis. There is normally a fluid between the meninges and the brain or spinal cord called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In meningitis, the CSF becomes infected.

Title: Meningococcal disease
Summary: Information about meningococcal disease, an uncommon but serious disease, which is more likely to affect small children, adolescents and young adults. Includes symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Murray Valley encephalitis
Summary: A guide to Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE), a serious mosquito borne disease, usually occurring in remote north western Australia.

Title: NDIS response to Coronavirus (COVID-19): Helping our participants stay safe and well
Summary: Information on the Coronavirus for participants of the NDIA.

Title: Pandemic influenza - your questions answered
Summary: Pandemic influenza is a human disease caused by a completely new influenza virus. The virus is different to the seasonal influenza virus that normally affects humans, and may cause infection in many people because almost no one will be immune to it.

Title: Parvovirus B19 and Fifth disease
Summary: Information about parvovirus B19, a common virus causing 'fifth disease', a mild illness that is more likely to affect children.

Title: Patient information MRSA in the community
Summary: This brochure answers questions about staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA, and what to do if a person has MRSA at hospital and at home.

Title: Pertussis (whooping cough)
Summary: Information about pertussis (whooping cough), a disease that can be very serious in small children, but is preventable by immunisation.

Title: Protect yourself and your family - cover your cough and sneeze (poster)
Summary: Poster produced by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria outlining why and how you should cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, to prevent transmitting infectious diseases such as coronavirus and influenza.

Title: Protect yourself and your family - wash your hands regularly (poster)
Summary: Poster by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria outlining why and how you should wash your hands. One of the main reasons is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus and influenza.

Title: Psittacosis
Summary: Information about psittacosis, an uncommon disease that can be passed to humans by birds. Includes causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Rabies and Bat Lyssavirus infection
Summary: A guide to rabies and bay lyssavirus infection, serious diseases transmitted by bites and scratches from infected animals. Includes information on prevention.

Title: Reducing infectious diseases
Summary: It is natural that as children begin to have more contact with the wider world they become more exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause disease.

Title: Ross River fever
Summary: A guide to Ross River fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes which causes flu-like symptoms.

Title: Rubella
Summary: Rubella (also known as German measles) is caused by infection with a virus. Infection is usually mild, but can cause serious damage to unborn babies. Immunisation is recommended and provided free for all children at 12 months and 18 months of age.

Title: Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes
Summary: This resource provides information on how to dispose of needle and syringes safely and what to do in case of a needle stick injury.

Title: Salmonellosis guide
Summary: A guide to the foodborne disease, salmonellosis, including symptoms and prevention with good hygiene.

Title: Self-isolation and Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Enliven
Summary: Information produced by Enliven on self-isolation and coronavirus (COVID-19), what it is, who needs to do it and how to do it.

Title: Sexually transmissible infections booklet
Summary: A translated information booklet that explains the aspects related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It covers questions from what they are and how to catch them, to how to prevent them, how to tell if you have one, and about alcohol, drugs and STIs.

Title: Shigellosis
Summary: A guide to shigellosis, an infection caused by the Shigella bacteria, resulting in symptoms like diarrhoea, fever, nausea and stomach cramps. Inlucdes information on prevention and treatment.

Title: TB (also known as Tuberculosis) - the facts and its treatment - audio files
Summary: This resource is designed for migrants and refugees and explains what tuberculosis (also known as TB) is, the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease, the symptoms of active TB, how TB is spread and how to prevent it from spreading to other people. It also describes the common tests for TB and how it is treated.

Title: TB (also known as Tuberculosis) - the facts and its treatment - fact sheets
Summary: This resource is designed for migrants and refugees and explains what tuberculosis (also known as TB) is, the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease, the symptoms of active TB, how TB is spread and how to prevent it from spreading to other people. It also describes the common tests for TB and how it is treated.

Title: The COVID-19 test by Enliven
Summary: Information produced by Enliven on what happens when you are being tested for Covid-19.

Title: Tinea
Summary: Tinea is a highly contagious fungal infection that can infect the skin, affecting areas include the feet, groin, scalp and under the breasts. To ensure you receive the appropriate treatment and know about good hygiene to prevent the spread of tinea, read this information brochure.

Title: Treating pandemic influenza
Summary: The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. This fact sheet provides information about what symptoms to expect with the flu, and how to treat influenza with antiviral medication during a pandemic.

Title: Tuberculosis - information for contacts
Summary: Tuberculosis, or TB for short, is a bacterial infection. It can affect almost any part of the body but most often the lungs; this is called pulmonary TB. In Australia there are just over 1000 cases of TB diagnosed each year, with approximately 400 of these in Victoria.

Title: Tuberculosis - positive skin test
Summary: A skin test for tuberculosis (TB) is also called a Mantoux test or Tuberculin skin test (TST).

Title: Tuberculosis - tablets for latent infection
Summary: The most commonly used antibiotic is called Isoniazid, and taking this will reduce the chance of you becoming sick with tuberculosis disease.

Title: Typhoid
Summary: Fact sheet about typhoid, a disease caused by infection with bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. In Australia, most typhoid infections are acquired overseas and occur after eating contaminated food or water in countries where typhoid is common. Includes information on how the disease is spread, its prevention and treatment

Title: What is Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)?
Summary: A guide to MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), a bacteria which can cause infections that most antibiotics cannot kill. Includes information on prevention and treatment.

Title: What you need to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Enliven
Summary: Information produced by Enliven on what coronavirus (COVID-19) is, who is at risk, symptoms and how it is transmitted.

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