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Infections

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Summary: An information sheet that answers questions about home isolation for those people who are unwell with a suspected or confirmed case of novel coronavirus.

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

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: 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: Gastroenteritis in children - from Department of Health & Human Services
Summary: A translated consumer factsheet for use by hospital emergency departments about Gastroenteritis in children. It includes information covering what it is, symptoms and treatment, breastfeeding and bottle feeding, and also ways to stop the spread of Gastroenteritis. Also provides list of emergency numbers and helplines.

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

Title: Influenza campaign poster 2019
Summary: Information for consumers to protect against the influenza virus. Download and print any of the A3 campaign posters and display them in receptions, waiting rooms or anywhere they can be seen.

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: Novel coronavirus: Frequently asked questions
Summary: This website answers questions like what the coronavirus is, how it spreads, how it is transmitted, diagnosed and many others.

Title: Novel coronavirus: Home isolation guidance for suspected or confirmed cases
Summary: Advice for people suspected or confirmed to have novel coronavirus infection

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - what you need to know (fact sheet)
Summary: This information sheet tells you what you need to know about novel coronavirus - what it is, how it spreads, who is most at risk, and what you can do to help stop it spreading.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information about home isolation for those who are well
Summary: An information sheet that answers questions about home isolation for those people who are well

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information about home isolation when unwell (suspected or confirmed cases)
Summary: An information sheet that answers questions about home isolation for those people who are unwell with a suspected or confirmed case of novel coronavirus.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information for casual contacts of a confirmed case
Summary: This fact sheet contains advice to people who have had casual contact with someone who is infected with coronavirus.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information for close contacts of a confirmed case (bilingual version)
Summary: An information sheet for people who have had close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of novel coronavirus.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information for hotel guests (bilingual version)
Summary: An information sheet about novel coronavirus for hotel guests who have visited mainland China within the past 14 days, or have come into contact with a case of novel coronavirus within the past 14 days.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information for parents of school aged children (bilingual version)
Summary: An information sheet for parents of school aged children about novel coronavirus.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information for residents of residential care services and family members (bilingual version)
Summary: An information sheet for residents of residential care services and family members about novel coronavirus.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information for travellers arriving in Australia from mainland China (bilingual version)
Summary: This fact sheet contains information about novel coronavirus, what the symptoms are, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick now.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) information for university, higher education and vocational education students and staff arriving from mainland China (bilingual version)
Summary: An information sheet for university, higher education and vocational education students and staff arriving in Australia from mainland China.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV): Fact sheet for schools and early learning centres
Summary: This fact sheet advices which students and staff should self -isolate and stay at home after returning from China and what the coronavirus is, its symptoms, how to prevent the spread of it and where you can get more information.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV): Fact sheet for school students and children
Summary: This fact sheet advices which students and staff should self -isolate and stay at home after returning from China and what to do if your child feels sick within 14 days of being in mainland China. It also explains what the coronavirus is, its symptoms, how to prevent the spread of it and where you can get more information.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV): Fact sheet for universities, TAFEs and training providers
Summary: This fact sheet advices which students and staff should self-isolate and stay at home after returning from China and what to do if somebody is sick within 14 days of arriving in Australia after leaving mainland China. It also explains what the coronavirus is, its symptoms, how to prevent the spread of it and where you can get more information.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV): Fact sheet for university, TAFE and training students and staff members
Summary: This fact sheet advices which students and staff should self-isolate and stay at home after returning from China and what to do if somebody is sick within 14 days of arriving in Australia after leaving mainland China. It also explains what the coronavirus is, its symptoms, how to prevent the spread of it and where you can get more information.

Title: Novel coronavirus (2029-nCoV) information on the use of surgical masks
Summary: An information sheet that answers questions about the use of surgical masks and novel coronavirus.

Title: Novel coronavirus casual contact - what you need to know
Summary: What you need to know if you had casual contact with someone who has tested positive when that person was infectious.

Title: Novel coronavirus close contact - what you need to know
Summary: What you need to do if you had close contact with someone who has tested positive when that person was infectious.

Title: Novel coronavirus GP poster
Summary: GP poster contains instructions for patients to tell staff immediately if they have a fever or shortness of breath or cough or if they returned from mainland China in the past 14 days.

Title: Novel Coronavirus: Close contact - what does it mean? (video)
Summary: You have heard the term 'close contact', but what does it mean?

Title: Novel Coronavirus: Find the facts
Summary: What is the virus, how can I catch it, how is it diagnosed, what are the symptoms, do I need to quarantine myself?

Title: Novel Coronavirus: Home isolation guidance for travellers and contacts
Summary: Home isolation guidance for close contacts and recently returned travellers from mainland China

Title: Novel Coronavirus: Seeking medical advice (video)
Summary: Things to consider when you seek medical advice regarding the coronavirus.

Title: Novel Coronavirus: Symptoms (video)
Summary: Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus

Title: Novel Coronavirus: Travel alert poster for patient waiting rooms
Summary: What patients should tell staff immediately if they have travelled or tranited through mainland China since February 1, 2020.

Title: Novel Coronavirus: Using masks to protect against novel coronavirus (video)
Summary: Which mask should you wear to protect against coronavirus?

Title: Novel Coronavirus: What's the best way to avoid coronavirus? (video)
Summary: What you can do to prevent being infected with the coronavirus.

Title: Novel Coronavirus: What should I do (video)
Summary: Advice on what you should do if you traveled from China and arrived in Australia after the 1st of February 2020.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Viral illness in children
Summary: A translated consumer fact sheet for use by hospital emergency departments about viral illness in children. It includes information on what causes a viral illness, symptoms, treatment, home care, and what to expect.

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.

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