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17/09/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Chancellor announces significant investment to be made in public health science with the creation of new world-class public health labs in Harlow.
15/09/2015
Source: GOV.UK
The flu programme is a coordinated and evidence based approach to planning for the demands of flu across England Information includes: - Flu immunisation elearning programme and a National flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals
15/09/2015
Antibiotic resistance is a direct result of antibiotic use, this report gives details of the status of this important global resource and provides critical policy analysis
10/09/2015
Source: GOV.UK
To help raise awareness of the new vaccination, TV presenter and investigative reporter Stacey Dooley met with a young survivor of meningococcal disease, Amy Davies, to understand the devastating impact the disease can have The interview has been captured in a new short film aimed at new university students and 18 year olds to encourage them to take up the offer of the free MenACWY vaccination
09/09/2015
Source: BBC News
A new computer model predicts that multi-bed hospital wards increase bacterial hand contamination by 20% compared with single-bed wards
08/09/2015
Source: BBC News
Health Officials say schoolchildren should be taught how to wash their hands to tackle the growing threat of drug resistant bacteria and age appropriate lessons on when antibiotics drugs are necessary Draft National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for England recommend teachers demonstrate how to use soap and water correctly.
03/09/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Monthly Ebola virus disease (EVD) report on the international picture, and the number of individuals screened in England and related tests carried out
03/09/2015
Source: BBC News
Public Health England is urging pregnant women to ensure they have the whooping cough jab to protect their babies
02/09/2015
Source: WHO
Common perception is that there is an association between migration and the importation of infectious diseases, there is no systematic association. Communicable diseases are primarily associated with poverty. Refugees and migrants are exposed mainly to the infectious diseases that are common in Europe, independently of migration. The risk that exotic infectious agents, such as Ebola virus or Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV), will be imported into Europe is extremely low, and experience has shown that, when it occurs, it affects regular travellers, tourists or health care workers rather than refugees or migrants.
02/09/2015
Source: WHO
Participants at the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit will urge countries to develop national programmes that can ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a problem of public health concern
02/09/2015
Source: ECDC
Since April 2012 and as of 2 September 2015, 1 545 cases of MERS (including 588 deaths) have been reported by health authorities worldwide See latest update
28/08/2015
Source: GOV.UK
From 1 September 2015, the MenB vaccination will be added to the NHS Childhood Immunisation Programme in England. Babies will be offered the MenB vaccine with the other routine vaccinations at 2 months, 4 months and 12 to 13 months of age. Vaccinating babies at these times helps protect them when they are most at risk of developing MenB disease