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Pertussis

What is Pertussis? Pertussis (whooping cough), is an acute respiratory illness caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. Symptoms include: Prolonged cough lasting 1–2 months or longer posttussive vomiting repeated violent ...

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Vaccinations for Adults Over 65

As we get older, our immune systems change – and not necessarily for the better! This can leave us vulnerable to infections and their complications that may not have previously ...

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Vaccines for healthy adults

Vaccine-preventable diseases are still causing deaths in Australia. Outbreaks of whooping cough and measles are frequently seen, putting our infants at risk of death and brain damage. These outbreaks could ...

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Polio

What is Polio? Polio is a highly contagious disease that mainly infects children aged under five. Many kids who catch the polio virus come down with a flu-like illness with ...

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Teddy Bear Picnic

Back in October the Alliance had the pleasure of attending the City of Cockburn’s Teddy Bear Picnic, an event which has replaced the previous Hello Baby festival at which we ...

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