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Infectious diseases

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Provides key facts and information about Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu. Includes links to FAQ's and the latest news

Department of Health

Fight Flu Campaign resources

National Health and Medical Research Council page with links to download resources, including multi-language flyers, related to the Fight Flu Campaign.

National Health and Medical Research Council

Health Emergency

Keep up-to-date with important information about any health emergencies in Australia, and the actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and the community.

Department of Health

National Pests and Disease Outbreaks

Provides access to local, state and national information in relation to Australian responses to current ongoing outbreaks of animal and plant pests and diseases.

Department of Agriculture

Pandemic Influenza

Information about pandemic influenza, including what the Australian Government will do if it happens, and what individuals, businesses, communities and health care professionals can do to prepare for and respond to a flu pandemic. Includes links to state and territory pandemic plans.

Department of Health

Protecting yourself and others - flu hygiene

In general, influenza viruses are spread in two ways: respiratory droplets from an infected person's coughs or sneezes; and touching contaminated surfaces (including hands) and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. In the event of a pandemic, the Australian Government will advise ways in which you can help minimise the risk and spread of infection through announcements in the media and other information resources.

Department of Health

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