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19/11/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Specialist guidance on the management (including infection control) of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF).
19/11/2015
Source: ECDC
This technical document is an update of the previous protocol for the European Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in acute care hospitals, published by ECDC on 5 May 2015. It describes the methodology, and provides the data collection tools required to achieve the objectives for surveillance of CDIs at European level. Surveillance of CDIs in EU/EEA Member States using this protocol will start in January 2016.
19/11/2015
Source: WHO
WHO, in collaboration with USAID and UNICEF, are calling for nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes to work together to maximize nutrition gains
19/11/2015
Source: BBC News
Scientists have identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort - colistin - in patients and livestock in China.
18/11/2015
This contains a variety of different types of HIV report based on PHE data; from comprehensive overviews of annual data (the HIV in the UK annual reports) to specialised reports on particular aspects of HIV care in the UK
16/11/2015
Source: GOV.UK
A new report from Public Health England (PHE) shows that overall antibiotic resistant infections increased through 2014
16/11/2015
Source: ECDC
Survey results released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show that the situation continues to worsen with regard to the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in the EU
16/11/2015
Source: GOV.UK
PHE launches first nationally available HIV kit for testing those at higher-risk as new figures show 18,100 people unaware they have HIV.
12/11/2015
Source: WHO
Maternal deaths around the world dropped from about 532 000 in 1990 to an estimated 303 000 this year, according to the report, the last in a series that has looked at progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
12/11/2015
Source: WHO
One year ago, the West African Ebola outbreak was generating so many new cases, had spread to so many countries that the world was terrified. Many feared that the Ebola virus was the pathogen that would overwhelm humanity. Now, one year later strong leadership, adaptation of the response to cultures and environments and innovation have turned the tide. Liberia has interrupted transmission and Sierra Leone is close to achieving that milestone. Guinea is still recording cases but in low numbers
10/11/2015
Source: BBC News
More than 220 million people were immunised across 16 countries in the continent's meningitis belt.
06/11/2015
Source: WHO
Over time, bacteria adapt and antibiotics stop working. In Solomon Islands a group of medical trainees advocated for better standards when prescribing antibiotics. With support from WHO, the Solomon Islands’ first set of clinical guidelines has now been developed to help doctors and nurses make the right decisions about when to prescribe antibiotics, which antibiotics to prescribe, and for how long their patients should take them.
06/11/2015
Source: BBC News
The new Australian vaccine will cover four flu strains, instead of three, including two influenza B strains.
06/11/2015
Source: GOV.UK
How the UK has helped to end Ebola in Sierra Leone and continues to help the country rebuild
06/11/2015
PGD template to support the national diphtheria, tetanus and inactivated poliomyelitis (Td/IPV - Revaxis®) vaccination programme.