Last year there was a lot of media attention in the midst of the season dedicated to the flu vaccine being only 3% effective. It made for some good headlines, and even led one journalist to quip ‘seasonal flu vaccine …
Dr. Richard Pebody is Head of Flu Surveillance at Public Health England
Flu is now circulating and there have been a number of national media articles recently about ‘swine flu’ cases in the UK. This blog explains why swine flu is now considered a normal, seasonal flu strain.
Whether you’re a health professional, a regular traveller to the Middle East, or you're planning to visit the region for Hajj and Umrah, you may have heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or "MERS". The risk of contracting the virus remains …
Update: We have updated this blog on 10/09/2015 to take account of the end of season flu vaccine effectiveness data for the 2014/15 flu season. Every year international experts make important judgements about the likely flu viruses that will be circulating …
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