Polio: what you need to know Polio is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis, and in severe cases, can be life-threatening.
Rabies risk ignored by travellers Australian tourists visiting countries with rabies are ignoring the risks of interacting with animals and are often not fully vaccinated on departure.
Rabies: information for travellers Rabies is a viral disease spread by bites from infected animals, such as dogs and monkeys. If not treated quickly, rabies is often fatal.
Travel vaccinations Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.
Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the germ Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Typhoid Typhoid fever is an infection caused by Salmonella typhi. Most cases in Australia occur in travellers returning from developing countries.
Vaccination Vaccination is one of the most important public health measures in the world.
Vaccination and antibodies See how vaccines prepare your immune system to fight disease by taking advantage of the fact that the immune system can remember infectious organisms.
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