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Queensland Health

Queensland Health is an organisation committed to providing services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for all Queenslanders.

Through a network of 17 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs

Helplines for practical health advice and assistance:

  • Call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Check the website for more details
  • Seniors Enquiry Line: phone 1300 135 500 (For interstate callers please call 07 3867 2500). For the cost of a local call, Seniors Enquiry Line gives Queensland seniors, their family, friends, grandparents and carers access to information on topics of interest to seniors.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Queensland Health.

Last reviewed: October 2014

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Vaccination matters

Ensure your decisions about immunisation are based on fact. When doing your personal reading, make sure your source of information is based on scientific fact.

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Bacterial Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Leptospirosis is a disease that is caused by a number of different bacteria called Leptospira

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Barmah Forest Virus

Barmah Forest Virus Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Viral Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Barmah Forest virus is the name given to a virus that is carried by mosquitoes

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Box jellyfish

Box jellyfish, commonly called stingers in northern Australia, are found from October to May in coastal waters off tropical Australia, from Bundaberg in Queensland to Geraldton in Western Australia.

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Irukandji jellyfish

The Irukandji jellyfish is a small jellyfish approximately two centimetres in diameter, making it difficult for swimmers to notice in the water.

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Craniosynostosis fact sheet | Children’s Health Queensland

Children's health information fact sheet about craniosynostosis.

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Murray Valley Encephalitis

Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) is an uncommon disease caused by the Murray Valley encephalitis virus. It is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes. Most people with this infection remain completely well while others may only develop a mild illness with fever.

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Varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins (blood vessels) close to the skin's surface.

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What I want people to know about skeletal dysplasia (dwarfism) | CHQ

Diagnosis of skeletal dysplasia varies according to the condition, from occurring in utero as early as 20 weeks to taking months after birth to work out just what it is about a baby that’s different.

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Measles

Measles is an acute, highly infectious illness caused by the measles virus. Measles can cause serious complications such as pneumonia (lung infection) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). It may also cause middle ear infection.

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