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.
Public Health England (PHE) says.cases of scarlet fever in England and Wales have risen to the highest level since the 1960s,
Health Secretary addresses the Global Patient Safety Summit on improving safety standards in healthcare.
WHO statement on the 2nd meeting of IHR Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
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
Pregnant women advised to postpone non-essential travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission.
Writing to GPs about use of antibiotics changes their prescribing patterns
Review found unwarranted variation in running costs, sickness absence, infection rates and prices paid for supplies and services
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.
Patients in Scotland and England treated by a former NHS Lanarkshire healthcare worker who tested positive for hep c are being contacted.
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
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.
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.
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
New tool calculates disability-adjusted life years, estimates burden of disease for infectious diseases
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.
Early indications for 2015 to 2016 suggest we may be entering a third season of high numbers of scarlet fever infections.