Topic "Infections" in Chinese (traditional) - total 20 documentsTitle: 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: 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?
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission and prevention.
Summary: A guide to cryptosporidiosis, an infection which causes diarrhoea. Includes information on causes, prevention and symptoms.
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.
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.
Summary: The document explains causes and prevention of giardiasis, an intestinal infection causing symptoms like diarrhoea, stomach cramps and nausea.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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.
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: 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: 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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