Organisation: Health Protection Agency
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A man is being treated in Britain after contracting a potentially fatal Sars-like virus, health experts have said.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2012
A new respiratory virus has been detected in a severely-ill patient from the Middle East who is being treated in a British hospital.
Mon, 24 Sep, 2012
A drug user has died after being infected with anthrax, health experts said.
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
A case of rabies has been confirmed in the UK, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.
Thu, 24 May, 2012
A case of rabies has been confirmed in the UK, the country's Health Protection Agency (HPA) said today.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has his sights set on securing Champions League football at West Brom on Sunday.
Fri, 11 May, 2012
No convincing evidence has been revealed that mobile phones damage human health in spite of an "explosion" in research into the issue over the past decade, according to a review of scientific studies billed as the most comprehensive yet.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
Irish livestock with Schmallenberg virus-type symptoms have been found free of the disease, in negative tests of 48 samples.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2012
An independent investigation is to take place into hospital outbreaks of a deadly infection that killed four babies in the North.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2012
PEOPLE with weak immune systems or underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of infection from fish pedicures, British experts have warned.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2011
People with weak immune systems or underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of infection from controversial fish pedicures, experts have warned.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2011
MORE than 1,800 people across the globe have been infected in a toxic E coli outbreak — believed to be the world’s deadliest.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2011
The Health Protection Agency in Britain has confirmed seven people in the UK have E.Coli after contracting it while travelling in Germany.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2011
Spanish vegetables suspected of being contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria are being recalled from shops in Austria and the Czech Republic to prevent the spread of a deadly outbreak.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
Cucumbers could be the cause of a major E.coli outbreak which has killed two people, officials in Germany have said, and recommended that Germans cut cucumbers from their diet for now.
Sat, 28 May, 2011
Families jetting off on European holidays during the Easter break have been urged to vaccinate their children against measles.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2011
Eleven more people have died from flu across the UK, taking the total to 50, the Health Protection Agency said today.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
THE number of people in critical care with confirmed or suspected flu in England has risen to 738.
Sat, 01 Jan, 2011
BRITISH Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was yesterday accused of a U-turn after announcing the relaunch of a flu-busting ad campaign — as 39 people were confirmed dead from the virus.
Fri, 31 Dec, 2010
People with lung conditions like emphysema and asthma should stay indoors if volcanic ash starts to settle, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation said today.
Sat, 17 Apr, 2010
HEALTH experts admitted yesterday that they did not know the health risks arising from the volcanic ash cloud spreading across Europe.
Sat, 17 Apr, 2010
Britain faced further travel chaos today after most flights in and out of the UK were grounded until tonight.
Fri, 16 Apr, 2010
AN Irish clinic offering parents-to-be keepsake 3-dimensional (3D) or 4-dimensional (4D) images of their unborn children has dismissed a new health warning that non-essential scanning may be harmful.
Thu, 04 Feb, 2010
TEN cases of illness in Ireland – one of which was fatal – have been linked by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland to salmonella poisoning caused by eggs from Spain.
Thu, 07 Jan, 2010
Tamiflu-resistant swine flu which has broken out in Wales will become much more common as the virus mutates, a flu expert said today.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2009
Footballers were today warned that spitting could increase the risk of spreading swine flu as players at two Premier League clubs were struck down by the virus.
Tue, 27 Oct, 2009
THE family of one of the young children left seriously ill after an outbreak of the bug E Coli last night spoke of their “living hell”.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2009
Children should not be given the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to combat swine flu, Oxford University researchers said today.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2009
The number of new cases of swine flu in England has "decreased significantly" and there is no sign the virus is mutating, the Health Protection Agency in the UK announced today.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2009
THERE were an estimated 100,000 new cases of swine flu last week in England, the Health Protection Agency said yesterday.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
One of the firms at the forefront of fighting the swine flu pandemic is today expected to give an update on its anti H1N1 drugs.
Wed, 22 Jul, 2009
A total of 28 Wimbledon staff have now been asked to stay at home after suffering flu-like symptoms, tournament organisers said today.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2009
The number of UK cases of swine flu broke through the 2,000 mark today with 247 people confirmed with the virus, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2009
YOU can’t get it from eating pig meat, it had never been seen before in pigs ... but scientists called it swine flu.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2009
THE grieving family of the first swine flu victim to die in Britain was coming to terms with a double tragedy yesterday after the death of her premature son.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2009
More details are expected to emerge today about the first UK death of a patient suffering from swine flu.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2009
A further 67 patients in England were confirmed with swine flu today, bringing the UK total to 1,121, health officials said.
Sat, 13 Jun, 2009
The number of people with swine flu in the UK rose past the 500 mark today, health officials said.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2009
A FOURTH case of swine flu has been confirmed in tests on a man who recently returned from New York.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2009
Another 11 cases of swine flu were confirmed in England today, bringing the UK total to 229, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.
Sat, 30 May, 2009
Two more people have been confirmed with the swine flu virus in the UK today, taking the total to 122.
Sat, 23 May, 2009
The number of people confirmed with swine flu in the UK passed the 100 mark today after 14 more cases were diagnosed, the Health Protection Agency said.
Sun, 17 May, 2009
Ten new cases of swine flu in England were confirmed by health officials today.
Mon, 11 May, 2009