Category list : Infectious diseases
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Measles is a highly contagious viral illness and the number of cases is rising across Europe. This article provides a summary of how to prevent, identify and report the disease
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The Royal College of Nursing is urging prospective student nurses to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia before starting university, as the W strain continues to rise.
’I would recommend the book to anyone interested in, or who works within, the field of public health’
All children around the world should receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a global expert on the disease.
Overweight and obese people are twice as likely to survive if admitted to hospital for any kind of infectious disease, according to a major new study on the so-called “obesity paradox”.
Staffing shortages in sexual health clinics have led to a drop in testing, as hard-pressed nurses admit they have been forced to turn people away, shows a new report from the Royal College of Nursing.
A programme offering recent migrants screening for tuberculosis in primary care has helped identify people with latent infection, who can thus access treatment and avoid developing active disease
An infection prevention specialist nurse from Yorkshire has been given a national award for her work to encourage influenza vaccination among her trust’s staff ahead of last winter.