Health Protection Report 9(33)

Current news: ACMP malaria guidelines updated; Mandatory HCAI reports quarterly trends: April-June 2015; EVD: international epidemiological summary (at 13 September 2015); Annual update on voluntarily reported candidaemia published. Routine infection reports: Voluntary surveillance of candidaemia bacteraemia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2014.

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Last year’s flu vaccine was much better than we thought

Last winter’s flu vaccine did much better than we first thought at fighting the disease and saving lives. The results were still not great and the overall death rate over the winter among older people in particular was high this year, but vaccination appears to have helped much more than previously estimated.

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Health Protection Report 9(32)

Current news: WHO update on international MERS-CoV situation; Updated WHO WPV recommendations and vaccine-derived poliovirus in Ukraine; Ebola virus disease: international epidemiology summary (at 5 September 2015). Routine infection reports: General outbreaks of foodborne illness in humans, England and Wales: weeks 32-35/2015; Common gastrointestinal infections, England and Wales: laboratory reports: weeks 32-35/2015; Salmonella infections (faecal […]

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Health Protection Report 9(31)

Current news: National outbreak of Escherichia coli VTEC O157 PT8 VT2; Prenatal pertussis vaccine coverage 2014-15 annual report; EVD: international epidemiology summary (at 30 August 2015); Cyclospora outbreak related to travel to Mexico: an update. Routine infection reports: Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: […]

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Health Protection Report 9(30)

Current news: Laboratory confirmed pertussis in England: data to end-June. Routine reports – immunisation: Laboratory confirmed cases of measles, mumps and rubella (England): April to June 2015; Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C (England and Wales): January to March 2015; Laboratory reports of Haemophilus influenzae by age group and serotype (England and Wales): April […]

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Health Protection Report 9(29)

Current news: New NICE guideline on antimicrobial stewardship; EVD: international epidemiological summary (at 16 August 2015). Routine infection reports: Voluntary surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2007-2014.

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Health Protection Report 9(28)

Current news: NHS Lothian investigation report on 2012 Edinburgh legionellosis outbreak; New training resources for health professionals on meningococcal vaccination. Routine infection reports: Enteric infections (E&W): July; Enteric fever surveillance quarterly report (EWNI): Q2/2015. Routine reports: zoonoses/CJD: Common animal associated infections (E&W): Q2/2015; CJD biannual update (2015/2).

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Health Protection Report 9(27)

Current news: Hepatitis C in the UK annual report; Operational guidance for HPTs on responding to the detection of legionella in healthcare premises; EVD: international epidemiological summary (at 2 August 2015). Routine infection reports: Laboratory reports of respiratory infections from PHE and NHS laboratories (England and Wales): weeks 27-31, 2015.

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Health Protection Report 9(26)

Current news: Cyclospora outbreak related to travel to Mexico; EVD: international epidemiological summary (at 19 July 2015); Transfusion transmitted infections (UK): 2014; One Health Report on human and animal antibiotic use, sales and resistance (UK): 2013. Routine reports- immunisation: Hepatitis A and C (England and Wales): annual report 2014; Sentinel surveillance of BBV testing (England): […]

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PHE Health Protection Report 9(25)

Mandatory MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and in C. difficile infection data (England): up to financial year 2014/15; Travel advice for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims; Surveillance of Pseudomonas and Stenotrophomonas species causing bacteraemia (EWNI): 2014.

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