The Government has pledged £20 million to develop a new vaccine for coronavirus as deaths from the outbreak reach 361 with the total number of cases in China hitting 17,000.
A Public Health England spokesperson has confirmed that cases of coronavirus are 'highly likely' in the UK. The statement came as the death toll of the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 26 and travel restrictions widened.
Parents are being urged to contact their GP to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over Christmas.
The NHS has called on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week.
Meningitis is a disease feared by parents and health professionals alike. The rapid onset and progression of the disease and potentially lethal outcome makes it vital to diagnose the disease early, but this can be difficult. Early symptoms…
A new strain of Strep A is causing scarlet fever and invasive infections in England and Wales, according to data published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
The World Health Organization has confirmed today that the UK and three other European countries have lost their measles elimination status. Now all the hard work has to start again.
Hospitals are failing to treat suspected sepsis effectively and delays in giving treatment are putting patients lives at risk, according to BBC News research.
The 2018/19 winter 'flu season will see major changes regarding vaccinations. Dr George Kassianos, National Immunisation Lead Royal College of General Practitioners and Chair of the RAISE Pan-European Committee on Influenza, looks at the…
The HPV vaccine has been part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule for 12-13-year-old girls for the past decade, and in July 2018, the JCVI announced that vaccination should be extended to boys too. This overview looks at the…
Experts in health and infectious diseases have said a combination of antimicrobial resistance, complacency, austerity, climate change, urbanisation and migration are increasing the risk of infectious diseases and pandemics.
NHS Employers has launched this year's campaign, targeting NHS staff to ensure they get vaccinated for the winter 'flu season.
NHS England has written to GPs and community pharmacists, urging them to to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018/19 season use the most effective vaccines for the population.
A total of 1.8 million young people 10-24 years of age are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) every year, with young adults aged 20-24 years at the greatest risk of developing infectious TB, a new study has revealed.
The Christmas decorations might have just come down, but with an increasing number of people going on exotic holidays, travel expert Dr Mike Townend says now is the time to think about summer demands€¦