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Topic "Infections" in Lao - total 21 documents

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 be-tween people (eg. by combining with a human influenza virus), it is possible that many more humans would 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: BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination - information for patients
Summary: Information about the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to help prevent tuberculosis (TB), including who should have the vaccination and who should not, its advantages and disadvantages, and the side effects.

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: Chlamydia - from NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
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?

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

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

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

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: Viral gastroenteritis
Summary: Information on viral gastroenteritis, including how infections is spread, prevention, symptoms 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.

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