We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the BA.2.86 COVID variant, as people would like to know how it compares to other variants and what the implications might be for public health. It is important to note that to …
As a new school year begins, parents can help to slow the spread of seasonal illnesses and avoid unnecessary absences. This article covers the role of healthy hygiene habits, vaccination, spotting the symptoms of common illnesses, and how to make informed decisions on whether a sick student is well enough to attend school or college.
The 100 Days Mission is a global initiative launched in 2021 to ensure that key interventions we have to defeat pandemics can be deployed equitably within 100 days of recognising a new threat. Speed is of the essence in a pandemic, but the initiative is committed to equity, resilience and security on a domestic and global level, and to ensuring that these vital interventions are available in a timely manner in low- and middle-income countries.
UKHSA's Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC) brings together our combination of expertise and facilities – often rare or unique in the UK and worldwide – from our ability to safely handle the world’s most dangerous pathogens through to our quality-systems which mean the data we generate is trusted by national and international regulators.
In this blog, we take a look at one STI that is circulating in popular holiday destinations and why it’s so important to use protection wherever you’re travelling to.
Noise can have a significant impact on our health, beyond just being annoying or disturbing sleep. This blog looks at a new study led by UKHSA into the impacts on public health from noise pollution.
This blog post explains what UKHSA’s asymptomatic avian influenza surveillance programme is and how it works.
This blog looks at some of the ways you can prepare for travel and stay safe and well while you are abroad.
Many people who have hepatitis are unaware they have the infection, because the viruses can be symptomless. This means they aren’t getting the treatments they need and are possibly passing the virus on to others without knowing.
What do you know about the science that goes on at UKHSA? There’s often much more than meets the eye. Read our A-Z to learn more about health security science and the diverse and multidisciplinary science taking place at UKHSA.
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