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Health topics

We’ve organised our health, ageing and sport information into health topics. Topics are listed alphabetically or you can use the search box to find what you need.

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Chickenpox can be a serious disease in adults and babies. It is very contagious. Vaccination is the best protection against chickenpox.

Diphtheria is a serious disease that can affect people of all ages. Vaccination is the best protection against diphtheria.

Influenza is commonly known as the flu. It affects people of all ages. It is especially serious for babies and older people. Vaccination is the best protection against the flu.

HPV is a virus spread through sexual contact. It is very contagious. Vaccination prevents HPV infection.

Hepatitis A is a disease that affects your liver. Vaccination is the best protection against hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B is a disease that affects the liver. Most people recover completely, but some can develop chronic hepatitis B disease. Vaccination is the best protection against hepatitis B.

Hib is a serious disease in young children. Vaccination is the best protection against Hib.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.

Measles is a very contagious disease that can affect people of all ages. Vaccination is the best protection against measles.

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