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17/06/2016
Source: GOV.UK
Travel and clinical advice on Zika: assessing pregnant women following travel; epidemiology; symptoms; transmission
16/06/2016
Source: ECDC
The results of its third Eurobarometer on antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use and on the knowledge of Europeans about antibiotics has been launched by the European Commission.
26/05/2016
Source: GOV.UK
This guidance has been produced to assist head teachers and their school staff and answers the most frequently asked questions regarding the nasal spray flu vaccination being offered to children in primary schools during the autumn term 2016
10/05/2016
Source: ECDC
The aim of this document is to assess the health risks related to communicable diseases and other health threats for European citizens during their stay in Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games, and the public health implications for European countries after travellers’ return to Europe. In addition, the document assesses the risk of disease importation from Europe to Brazil.
14/04/2016
Source: GOV.UK
The government's response to the consultation on developing a public health workforce strategy in the new public health system
14/04/2016
Source: ECDC
From week 40/2015, the start of weekly reporting on influenza activity in the WHO European Region, to week 13/2016, over 120 000 influenza detections across the Region have been reported.
14/04/2016
Source: WHO
This year the focus is hand hygiene in surgical services, through the continuum of care, from surgical wards to operating theatres, to outpatient surgical services.
13/04/2016
Source: ECDC
The Zika epidemic in the Americas continues to evolve and expand geographically. Six additional countries or territories have reported laboratory-confirmed autochthonous transmission: the Philippines, Fiji, Vietnam, Kosrae (Federated States of Micronesia), Papua New Guinea and Cuba, in the past month
12/04/2016
An outbreak of yellow fever has killed 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, linking some cases to an outbreak in neighbouring Angola
08/04/2016
Source: GOV.UK
Scarlet fever is in the peak season and PHE reports a high number of notifications
08/04/2016
Source: WHO
In Austria, where elimination of measles is tantalizingly close, a creative and innovative campaign seeks to encourage vaccination among unimmunized adults.
08/04/2016
Source: WHO
This year’s theme "End malaria for good" reflects the vision of a malaria-free world set out in the "Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030".
04/04/2016
Source: WHO
Liberian health authorities quickly reactivated the country’s emergency response mechanisms and with support from key partners, immediately set to work tracing, isolating and monitoring contacts of the confirmed cases, intensifying infection prevention and disease control measures and stepping up community outreach.
16/03/2016
Source: WHO
In the past week, after a fragile cessation of hostilities, access has slightly improved permitting WHO and partners to reach more patients in 10 out of 18 besieged areas
15/03/2016
Source: Department of Health (DH)
This document outlines how the department and MHRA will work together. The framework agreement focuses on how they will: work in partnership to serve patients, the public and the taxpayer discharge their accountability responsibilities effectively