Norovirus, commonly known as the winter vomiting bug, is a stomach bug that causes sickness and diarrhoea. Following lower levels than normal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have started to see an increase in norovirus activity as we head into …
The winter is a busy time for those working in public health and the health services. This coming winter, there is potential for respiratory or infectious diseases such as COVID-19, flu, RSV and norovirus (the “winter vomiting bug”) to coincide. …
Antimicrobial drugs are commonly used. We have all heard of antibiotics, which fight bacteria, but there are also antifungals, antivirals and antiparasitics that fight fungi, viruses and parasites, respectively. The more we use these drugs, the less effective they become …
This blog summarises the latest information and advice on avian flu.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) demands action and education by professionals and the public alike. This blog collates resources and materials for raising awareness that have been developed by UKHSA, Health Education England and partners.
New director Dr Ed Newman reflects on the history of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, its relevance in a post-COVID world and his plans for its future.
Vaccines and reducing exposure are the best defences we have against monkeypox – in this blog we explain how the vaccine works, who it is being given to and the most important things to know about it.
As this is the first winter without pandemic restrictions in two years, you and your children may be more susceptible to the usual winter bugs and viruses this year. This blogs lists useful advice for managing winter illness in your children.
Stark differences exist between communities and population groups in the risk of exposure to an external health hazard, susceptibility to poor outcomes, and the ability of an individual or community to recover. This blog looks at our work and planning on health equity.
There is no doubt that our changing climate is a growing health security concern. This blog explains UKHSA's new Centre for Climate and Health Security.
This winter, both COVID-19 and flu may circulate at high levels, potentially at the same time.
Ahead of what could be a difficult season, millions of people are being offered vaccination to help protect them over the coming months.