Infectious disease prevention and control

Infectious diseases are diseases that can be spread from one person to another. Learn about how infectious diseases spread and how to keep yourself and others well.

Stopping the spread of infectious diseases

When we stop the spread of an infectious disease, we reduce the risk of other people becoming unwell and spreading infection to others.

We can protect vulnerable people in our communities such as the very young, the old and those with lowered immunity. People can live longer and enjoy a healthier life without the burden of disease.

Our hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare facilities will have greater capacity to deal with other health-related issues.

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