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SSPs reactivated for clarithromycin amid surging whooping cough cases

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed 2,793 cases of whooping in the first quarter of 2024, including five infant deaths As whooping...

Common antibiotic for whooping cough treatment ‘completely out of stock’ – Dr. Leyla Hannbeck

Whooping cough caused five infant deaths in the first quarter of 2024, according to UKHSA Pharmacists in the UK are reporting significant shortages of a...

Measles outbreak hits a new total since 2023 across England and Wales

UKHSA reports 35% surge in measles cases in London  Despite warnings from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) last year, measles outbreaks have escalated across...

Scarlet fever circulating in England: Tips to avoid the bacterial infection

More than 12,000 cases of scarlet fever were reported between 1 January and 24 March 2024 With scarlet fever currently circulating in England, the UK...

UKHSA and Pirbright Institute collaborate to develop vaccines against henipaviruses

The joint research aims to tackle the risk of outbreaks stemming from new or emerging henipaviruses and enhance epidemic preparedness. The UK Health Security...

UKHSA and ONS launch Winter COVID-19 Infection Study

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will jointly launch a new study to gather data on COVID-19...