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Infections29 English resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.
Victorian resources - 20Title: Campylobacteriosis
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission and prevention.
Title: Candida (Thrush) in Babies
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about candida (thrush) in babies, how it occurs, what may cause it, how it is treated.
Title: Chicken Pox
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about chicken pox, how it occurs, what causes it, what needs to be done in order to prevent infecting others and how it is treated.
Title: Hepatitis A : The facts
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission, prevention, immunisation and treatment.
Title: Hepatitis B
Summary: Hepatitis B is a virus that causes the liver to become inflamed and is a lifelong disease. It can be passed to others through blood and body fluid contact or during pregnancy from mother to child. We run clinics at Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals to help treat this virus.
Title: Hepatitis B - The Facts
Summary: Information about causes, symptoms, the meaning of carrier, transmission, prevention, immunisation, potential side effects of immunisation and who should be immunised.
Title: Hepatitis B Vaccine - Year 7 School-based Immunisation Program
Summary: This resource provides information about hepatitis B and the Year 7 school-based immunisation program. It includes a consent form that needs to be completed by parents or guardians.
Title: Hepatitis C
Summary: Hepatitis C is a virus that can cause liver damage and is passed on to others through blood contact. We run clinics at Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals to help treat this virus.
Title: Hepatitis C - The Facts
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission, prevention, management of infection, availability of treatment, testing and discrimination. Harm reduction strategies for people who inject drugs are included.
Title: Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores)
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about herpes simplex (cold sores) in children, how it occurs, what may cause it, how it can be prevented and treated.
Title: HIV/AIDS - Your Questions Answered
Summary: Information about HIV/AIDS, its causes, testing, transmission and treatment.
Title: Hygiene and Infection Control
Title: Impetigo - School Sores
Summary: This fact sheet provides about impetigo (or school sores), how they occur, what may cause them, how they can be prevented and treated.
Title: Molluscum Contagiosum in Children
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about Molluscum Contagiosum, especially in children. It describes how it occurs, what causes it and how it is treated.
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: Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes
Summary: This resource provides information on how to dispose of need and syringes safely and what to do in case of a needle stick injury.
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission, inadequate cooking, cross-contamination, prevention strategies, safe food storage and handling and safe microwave cooking.
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: Tinea (Ringworm and Athlete's Foot)
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about tinea in babies and children, how it occurs, what may cause it, how it can be prevented and treated.
Title: Warts in Children
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about warts, especially in children. It describes how they occurs, what causes the and how they are treated.
National resources - 1Title: 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 be-tween people (eg. by combining with a human influenza virus), it is possible that many more humans would be infected.
Other States and Territories - 8Title: Allergy and Allergy Testing
Summary: This fact sheet deals with what is an allergy, what are some of the causes and different tests that can be done.
Title: Boils and impetigo
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: Bronchiolitis is a chest condition caused by an infection with a virus. It often occurs in infants in the first year of life and it usually happens in winter. The virus infects the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs and they become narrowed by mucous and inflammation.
Summary: Contents: What is chlamydia? How do you catch chlamydia? How do you know if you have been infected with chlamydia? Is there a test for chlamydia? What is the treatment for chlamydia? Are there any complications? Do sexual partners need treatment? How is chlamydia prevented?
Summary: Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by swallowing the Cryptosporidium parasite.
Title: Fever - Children
Summary: A fever is when the body's temperature is higher than normal. Humans usually have a body temperature within a very narrow range. Normally a child has a fever when their temperature, is over 37.5°C. (when taken by a thermometer in the mouth or under the arm) A child with a fever often has a hot, flushed face. The forehead may feel hot. The child may feel hot, or sometimes even shivery. A child's hands and feet may feel cold, even when the rest of the child is hot. Children with fever are often miserable or tired.
Summary: Contents: What is giardiasis? How is it spread? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed and what is the treatment? How is it prevented?
Title: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Summary: Contents: What is hand, foot and mouth disease? How can it affect you? How common is it? How is the infection spread? How is it treated? How can it be prevented?