Beta We are building this new website to better deliver information. Learn more about this site. Learn more or

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.

17

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.

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.

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

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

Meningococcal disease is a rare but life-threatening infection. It can affect people of all ages, but is especially serious in children, teenagers and young adults. Vaccination is the best protection against meningococcal disease.

Mumps is a highly contagious disease that causes fever and swelling of the face. It can affect people of all ages. Vaccination is the best protection against mumps.

We are improving our content

We are rewriting our information to make it easier to find and understand. Take a look and let us know what you think.

We will add more topics as we rewrite and improve our information over the next few months. Until then, you can find other topics on health.gov.au.