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11/03/2016
Public Health England (PHE) says.cases of scarlet fever in England and Wales have risen to the highest level since the 1960s,
11/03/2016
Source: GOV.UK
Public Health England (PHE) is asking people to check that they have received two doses of Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles following an increase in confirmed cases over the past few weeks.
10/03/2016
Source: GOV.UK
Health Secretary addresses the Global Patient Safety Summit on improving safety standards in healthcare.
08/03/2016
Source: WHO
Details of statement and recommendations following the second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus
01/03/2016
Source: GOV.UK
Writing to GPs about use of antibiotics changes their prescribing patterns
01/03/2016
Review found unwarranted variation in running costs, sickness absence, infection rates and prices paid for supplies and services
01/03/2016
Source: GOV.UK
Pregnant women advised to postpone non-essential travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission.
24/02/2016
Source: ECDC
EU/EEA Member States are recommended to consider the mitigation measures, such as advising travellers visiting these countries to take measures to prevent mosquito bites, as well as recommending that pregnant women and women planning to get pregnant to consider postponing non-essential travel to affected areas until after delivery. The rapid risk assessment also includes options on risk mitigation concerning substances of human origin, surveillance and preparedness.
23/02/2016
Source: GOV.UK
Patients in Scotland and England treated by a former NHS Lanarkshire healthcare worker who tested positive for hep c are being contacted.
11/02/2016
Source: ECDC
Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria in Europe
21/01/2016
Source: BBC News
The Zika virus, an alarming and disturbing infection that may be linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains, is spreading through the Americas.
15/01/2016
Source: WHO
A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, reflecting the ongoing risk of new flare-ups of the virus in the Ebola-affected countries.
08/01/2016
Source: WHO
The global supply of oral cholera vaccines is set to double after WHO approved a third producer, helping to address global shortages and expand access in more countries
21/12/2015
Source: ECDC
ECDC launches a new software, the Burden of Communicable Disease in Europe (BCoDE) toolkit which allows the calculation of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for a selection of 32 communicable diseases and six healthcare-associated infections.
18/12/2015
Source: BBC News
An effective vaccine to protect against the Mers virus is a step closer, a report in the journal Science suggests