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Visitors to the Hajj may be at extra risk of some infections, because of the crowded conditions at ceremonies, accommodation sites and on public transport, which can be a risk for some illnesses including meningococcal disease. Advice about vaccine requirements and health precautions will help to make your journey safer and more enjoyable.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds. Usually the virus circulates in wild bird populations causing no disease or only mild disease. Infection of domestic poultry, such as chickens, can cause severe disease in these birds. There are a number of different strains of avian influenza, only a few of which can cause disease in humans.
01 Oct 2012... 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.
03 May 2017... A video featuring Warwick Teague, Associate Professor at the Royal Children's Hospital, which guides parents on child restraints and safe transport of children in car seats. You should choose your child's car seat according to their size, not just their age. The right fitting child restraints will save lives on the road.
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