Infections (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic) and worms

Microbial and parasitic diseases

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(Medicine)
17 Nov 2014 Antibiotics are medicines used to treat a wide variety of infections or diseases caused by bacteria
(Medical test)
16 May 2014 White blood cell differential test is part of a full blood count (FBC) & is used to diagnose an illness affecting your immune system, such as an infection. Find out more
(Medical test)
16 May 2014 C-reactive protein (CRP) test is a blood test used identify the presence of inflammation, to determine its severity, & to monitor response to treatment. Find out more
(Medical test)
16 May 2014 White blood cell count (WBC) test is part of a full blood count (FBC), and is used if your doctor thinks that you might have an infection or allergy, & to monitor treatment. Find out more
(Medical test)
16 May 2014 Full blood count (FBC) is a blood test used to determine general health status & to screen for a variety of disorders, such as anaemia & infection. Find out more
(Medicine)
23 May 2013 Adults may need vaccinations if they’re at greater risk of infection or if they were not immunised as a child. Learn about adult vaccinations such as influenza, pneumococcal, MMR, shingles & more.
(Medicine)
20 May 2013 Vaccinations protect people of all ages and backgrounds against harmful diseases. Whether it’s children, pregnant women, older people or travellers, find out which groups need immunisation and when
(Media release)
17 Apr 2013 With winter approaching, NPS MedicineWise is reminding Australians that anyone can catch the flu (influenza) — and that having the flu vaccination is the single best way to protect against the infection, and its potential complications.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
06 Dec 2012 In 2013 the recombinant quadrivalent human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16 and 18) vaccine (4vHPV) will be available on the National Immunisation Program for boys aged 12–13 years.
For health professionals (Tool / resource)
27 Nov 2012 This leaflet is about preventing an infection of the heart in people with heart conditions. The infection is called infective endocarditis (EN-doh-car-DI-tis). It explains how antibiotics can be used, how advice about using antibiotics has recently changed, and why keeping your mouth healthy is very important.

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