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18/12/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Early indications for 2015 to 2016 suggest we may be entering a third season of high numbers of scarlet fever infections.
17/12/2015
Source: ECDC
Human cases of campylobacteriosis and listeriosis continued to rise in the EU in 2014, showing an increasing trend since 2008
16/12/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Seasonal meningococcal spike prompts call for students to protect themselves against meningitis and blood poisoning
10/12/2015
Source: GOV.UK
The second edition of PHE’s Health Matters, a resource for public health professionals, which brings together important facts, figures and evidence of effective interventions to tackle major public health problems.
10/12/2015
Source: WHO
The framework calls for 3 key actions - making human vaccines and antibodies affordable, ensuring people who get bitten receive prompt treatment, and mass dog vaccinations to tackle the disease at its source.
04/12/2015
Source: ECDC
Detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the subtypes A(H5N1) and A(H5N2) in birds in a backyard farm and commercial farms, respectively, in France
03/12/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Whole genome sequencing is a faster, cheaper and more effective way of diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) says a new study published in the journal Lancet Respiratory Medicine
03/12/2015
Source: WHO
WHO's "Estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases" – the most comprehensive report to date on the impact of contaminated food on health and wellbeing
01/12/2015
Source: WHO
This September, world leaders agreed ambitious interim targets to fast track efforts to end AIDS
01/12/2015
Source: ECDC
More than 80 cases of shigellosis have been diagnosed among refugees in EU countries between July and November this year. These countries include Austria, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden
26/11/2015
Source: GOV.UK
The first monthly flu vaccination figures for at risk groups are now available
26/11/2015
Source: ECDC
With over 142 000 people newly diagnosed with HIV in 2014, the WHO European Region recorded the highest number of newly diagnosed infections in one year since the start of reporting in the 1980s
24/11/2015
Source: WHO
An oral cholera vaccine campaign in Iraq helps to control and contain the outbreak
20/11/2015
Source: ECDC
From 20 to 27 November 2015, ECDC supports European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week and makes it easier for everyone to locate the nearest HIV testing site in Europe with the newly-launched HIV Test Finder.
20/11/2015
Source: BBC News
More investment is needed to beat tuberculosis - the joint most deadly infectious disease in the world - a coalition of health agencies has said.