Encephalitis literally means inflammation of the brain and can be a serious illness, particularly in young children and babies


Adenovirus is a group of common viruses that attack the respiratory tract, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, and bladder.

Parasitic Worms

Worms are one of the most common childhood conditions and are usually easily dealt with by over-the-counter medication. Find out about the different types of parasitic worms in New Zealand.


Conjunctivitis, also called pinkeye, is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane covering the white part of the eye

All about tonsillitis

The tonsils are little buds at the back of the throat and are part of the body’s immune system. They help keep us from getting sick when germs enter the mouth by killing bacteria and viruses.

Scarlet fever

Though antibiotics have made scarlet fever far less intimidating than it used to be, it is still very serious and needs to be treated by a doctor.